Integrated Science & Technology Courses

PLS 101 - Intro Natural Res and Rec Mgmt
An orientation to the profession and its settings, emphasizing history, trends, concepts and relationships to other fields.
3 hours
IST 111 - Living Systems
This course is designed to equip students to observe and create their own questions, test them, and continue the process of scientific inquiry related to living systems.
4 hours
IST 120 - Connections I (CT)
Critical thinking course that makes connections between science, technology, and society. Students learn to do research, summarize popular and scientific articles and design an experimental or observational study.
3 hours
IST 130 - Analytical Methods: Statistics
Students develop an understanding of statistical reasoning through the use of software to generate, summarize, and draw conclusions from data. Course enhances statistical technique dexterity through analysis of applied problems.
4 hours
IST 150 - Spreadsheet and Database Prin
Comprehensive coverage of spreadsheets and databases. Includes techniques to collect, manage, and analyze data; solve problems; and effectively communicate results for scientific research. Includes macro development and introduction to scripting.
3 hours
IST 163 - Programming Practicum
Concepts of software development and maintenance using C++, including syntax of the language, loops, functions, pointers, decision structures, and file processing. Proper program design using object- oriented programming techniques are emphasized.
3 hours
CJ 200 - Intro to Criminal Justice
This survey course examines the various components of the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, courts, and corrections. Students will be introduced to various criminal justice agencies and career possibilities.
3 hours
CJ 211 - Intro to Law Enforcement
Designed to examine the philosophical and historical background of law enforcement in the United States. Addresses constitutional limitations on law enforcement, objectives of law enforcement, and processes of law enforcement.
3 hours
IST 212 - Energy
The course introduces the students to the properties and the interfaces of biological and physical systems with emphasis on energy concepts, production and distribution in both systems.
3 hours
IST 220 - Connections II (CT)
Critical thinking course that further examines the impact of science and technology on society. Themes have included disasters and globalization. Students present a lesson, analyze opposing arguments and make predictions.
3 hours
CJ 221 - Intro to Criminal Courts
This course addresses the evolution of current functioning of the American criminal court system. Students are exposed to court administration, court procedures, and the state and federal court system.
3 hours
IST 224 - Intro to Forensic Science
The relationship between scientific process and crime solutions is explored. DNA technology, probability theory, fingerprints, blood spatter, questioned documents, crime scene investigation will be examined using laboratories and case studies.
4 hours
PLS 230 - NR and Park Mgmt and Operation
This course focuses on the origin and conceptual development of parks and protected lands, the study of management and operation practices of these areas, specifically considering the physical resources.
3 hours
CJ 231 - Intro to Corrections
A survey of the historical development of the systems of punishment and rehabilitation. Analysis of the reasons for incarceration of offenders.
3 hours
PLS 231 - Nature Study
Designed to provide students with the fundamental understanding of and for the delivery of nature based educational programs offered through an experiential framework.
3 hours
CJ 231 - Intro to Corrections
A survey of the historical development of the systems of punishment and rehabilitation. Analysis of the reasons for incarceration of offenders.
3 hours
IST 236 - Data Structures
Covers fundamental topics of information technology including the concepts of object-orientation, linear data structures, data representation, data manipulation algorithms and their applications, and project participations.
3 hours
IST 260 - Instrumentation I
The course introduces students to modern data gathering methods, laboratory instrumentation, and programming. Focuses range from transportation development, forensics, to environmental issues.
3 hours
IST 261 - Intro to Linux
An introductory course for the Linux operating system, focusing on its application in information assurance and digital forensics.
3 hours
IST 263 - Web Programming
Students will learn techniques for creating advanced documents and programs for the Web using HTML, DHTML, XML, JavaScript, and PHP scripting. Students will also learn how to install and maintain a Web server.
3 hours
IST 264 - Technology Foundations
This course introduces the student to the common hardware and technology that pervades business and society as a whole. Topics include pc's, networks, software, the internet, cellular phones, etc.
3 hours
CJ 300 - Admin of Criminal Justice
This course provides an analysis of the theories of organization and the administration of criminal justice agencies, including management styles, techniques of leadership, and decision-making. (Pre-Requisite: CJ 200)
3 hours
IST 301 - Public Service Experience
At least 30 contact hours in a public service/volunteer experience with a group, organization or agency that offers a service to the general public. Advisor permission required.
1 hour
CJ 302 - CJ Research Methods
Logic of social research methods, survey research, methods of evaluation, sampling, and the contrast between qualitative and quantitative CJ research. (PR: CJ 200: Introduction to Criminal Justice)
3 hours
IST 303 - C# NET Programming
Covers the essentials for developing robust and secure applications using C#, Windows forms, and the .NET framework. Also covers ADO.NET, writing secure .NET applications and web services.
3 hours
PLS 310 - Environmental Interpretation
Principles and techniques of environmental interpretation as practiced in federal, state and private agencies.
3 hours
CJ 312 - Criminal Investigation
Investigation methodology, realtions of the detective with other police divisions; modus operandi; sources of information; surveillance, interrogation, follow-up procedures.
3 hours
CJ 314 - Crime Scene Investigation
This course exposes students to crime scene evidence, collection techniques, and the various uses of modern technology in preserving and analyzing evidence. (PR: CJ 211 :Introduction to Law Enforcement)
3 hours
CJ 316 - Terrorism
Provides students with a working knowledge of the history of terrorism, the current status of terrorist groups, terrorism tactics, and methods to counteract terrorism.
3 hours
IST 320 - Nature Enviro Prob
The effects of human activity on ecological, political, economic, and cultural systems are examined. Particular attention is given to present human population growth, industrial activities, and energy availability.
3 hours
PLS 320 - Sports and Campus Rec Mgmt
This course will deal with the fields of recreational sports and campus recreation management. It will present the foundations of both fields, the development, implementation and trends in today's programs.
3 hours
IST 321 - Resol Environ Problems
Students examine case studies of current environmental pro- blems and propose methods of remediation. Cultural, politi- cal, economic, as well as ecological and physiographic factors are considered.
3 hours
CJ 322 - Criminal Law
History and development of criminal law, elements of a crime; parties to a crime, types of offenses.
3 hours
IST 323 - Assessment II: Aquatic Ecology
Use of scientific procedures and current technology to characterize and quantify sensitive elements of aquatic ecosystems and to assess human impact on these systems.
4 hours
CJ 325 - Juvenile Justice
A survey of the process--the police, the courts, and corrections--through which the juvenile delinquent passes.
3 hours
CJ 332 - Correctional Rehab
Examines the theories, treatment strategies and the role of the correctional counselor. Special emphasis is given to the topics of classification, development of treatment plans and principles of effective intervention.
3 hours
IST 332 - Software Engineering I
Introduction to the industrial process of software systems development. The course covers project management and planning risk management issues; software quality and configuration issues; and processes, methods, and development tools.
3 hours
CJ 340 - Drugs and Crime
Examines the history and consequences of mind altering drugs, and criminal behavior as it is affected by drugs, the legal response to substance abuse, treatment and prevention of substance abuse. (PR: CJ 200: Introduction to Criminal Justice)
3 hours
IST 340 - DNA Technology
This class deals with DNA and genes, the code of life, which we receive from our parents. It tells how humans recently learned about DNA and started to manipulate it.
4 hours
IST 360 - Game Development I:2D
Covers computer software industry, history and the role of a creative game development team. Students will participate in the game development process, including art, animation, programming, music, sound and writing.
3 hours
IST 362 - Network Protocols
This course provides students with knowledge of network terminology, structures, topologies, protocols, and inter- faces involving Local Area and Wide Area networks.
3 hours
PLS 362 - Ecotourism: Admin and Mgmt
This course will examine the theoretical foundations, applications and best management practices in ecotourism. Other minor topics include: sustainability, nature-based and adventure tourism; sociocultural, environmental, and economic impacts of ecotourism.
3 hours
IST 365 - Database Management
To understand the logical and physical design of data stored and retrieved from a relational database. Exposure to distributed databases, database administration and structured query language will also be done.
3 hours
CJ 404 - Theoretical Criminology
A critical analysis of the major criminological theories and their empirical foundations. Current theory and research receive greater emphasis than historical development. PR: CJ200.
3 hours
PLS 405 - Park and Recreation Ecology
The course is designed to help students identify and evaluate the level of resource impact, understand factors that cause impacts, and suggest management actions to minimize impacts under given conditions.
3 hours
CJ 409 - Goth Primer for Juv Justice
Examination of influence that youth involvement in alternative belief systems/practices may have upon their eventual violent, criminal, or anti-social behavior. Course focuses on proper responses to youth involvement.
3 hours
CJ 422 - Law of Evidence
Leading rules and principles of exclusion and selection; burden of proof, nature and effect of presumptions; proof of authenticity and contents of writings; examinations, compentency and privilege of witnesses.
3 hours
CJ 423 - Adv Legal Res and Writing
Gives the student additional experience in legal research and introduces the skills required in drafting legal documents.
3 hours
IST 423 - GIS and Data Systems
Course focuses on the relationships among the scientific method, data structures, and geographic images. Students relate hypothesis formation and databases through the development of ARCMap documents.
3 hours
PLS 432 - Wilderness/Protected Area Mgmt
This course will examine the historic and current philosophies of wilderness and protected area management as applicable to NGOs, local, state, and federal land management programs.
3 hours
IST 434 - Molecular Diagnostics
This course is designed to provide an overview of the general principles and methods used to diagnose bacterial, viral and human diseases by molecular techniques.
3 hours
IST 438 - Computer Graphics for Gaming
Fundamental concepts dealing with the display of graphic information on semi-interactive storage tube displays. The course includes techniques for hidden line display, hidden line removal, and two- and three-dimensional transformation.
3 hours
IST 444 - Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics computer software is used to draw inferences from DNA and protein databases. Students will find pattern and meaning in genomic data through computer-aided analysis of DNA, RNA, and protein.
3 hours
IST 447 - App Dig Evidence and eDisc
Course provides basic information to the student in the proper procedures for seizing digital evidence used in the commission of crime. Includes legal issues peculiar to seizing digital evidence.
4 hours
IST 448 - Forensic Image/Video Analysis
This course will introduce the students to the principals of digital imaging analysis and their applications to the practice of forensic image analysis. In addition, students will learn how to prepare court exhibits.
3 hours
IST 449 - Data Recovery and Analysis
This course teaches students how information is recovered from electronic devices and the forensic techniques used to perform forensic examinations. In addition, legal issues regarding electronic data will be discussed.
3 hours
PLS 450 - Intro OHV Recreation
3 hours
PLS 452 - Construction OHV Trails
A course designed to instruct students in contemporary methods and tchniques of constructing OHV trails and related facilities.
3 hours
IST 454 - Network Defense
An in-depth examination of the principles, strategies, and tools used to defend, detect, and respond to a variety of common network attacks.
4 hours
IST 461 - Cyber Warfare
Broad examination of this new form of conflict including the role of nation states, the challenge of attribution, potential impact on the physical world, and current government policy and doctrine.
3 hours
IST 464 - Network Security
Addresses security issues for TCP/IP-based networks. Access Control and Communications are covered as well as Internet security in areas of cryptography, protocols, applications, encryption, hash functions, digital signatures, etc.
3 hours
IST 467 - Mobile Device Forensics
Identification, preservation, collection, analysis, and reporting techniques and tools used in the forensic examination of mobile devices such as cell phones and GPS units.
4 hours
IST 470 - Internship in IST
A supervised internship in an area of Integrated Science and Technology.
1 to 4 hours
CJ 480 - SpTp: Homeland Security
A study of special interest criminal justice topics under the supervision of a qualified faculty member.
3 hours
PLS 481 - SpTp: Strength-Based Leadershi
3 hours
IST 482 - SpTp: Aquatic Inve
4 hours
CJ 490 - Internship
The placement of an individual into a criminal justice ageny (police, probation, courts, jails) to observe and par- ticipate in its operation. Grading is CR/NC only.
1 to 6 hours
IST 490 - Senior Project I
Senior Capstone Experience.
3 hours
IST 491 - Senior Project II
Senior Capstone Experience
3 hours
CJ 492 - Senior Seminar
Integrates theory with practice; identifies relationship between research and practice of criminal justice. Examines current and future research issues in criminal justice. Capstone course. (CR: CJ 404 or CJ 423)
3 hours
CJ 504 - Theoretical Criminology
A critical analysis of the major criminological theories and their empirical foundations. Current theory an research receive greater emphasis than historical development.
3 hours
CJ 509 - Goth Primer Juvenile Justice
Examination of influence that youth involvement in alternative belief systems/practices may have upon their eventual violent, criminal, and/or anti-social behavior. Course focuses on proper responses to youth involved.
3 hours
CJ 522 - Law of Evidence
Leading rules and principles of exclusion and selection; burden of proof, nature and effect of presumptions; proof of authenticity and contents of writing; examinations competency and privilege of witnesses.
3 hours
PLS 550 - Intro OHV Recreation
3 hours
PLS 552 - Construction of OHV Trails
A course designed to instruct students in contemporary methods and techniques of construction OHV trails and related facilities.
3 hours
ES 575 - Intro to Environmental Science
The principles of chemistry, geology and mathematics used in pollution control. Topographic maps, environmental regulations, field testing and compliance. Econonmics of use of pollution control devices.
3 hours
CJ 580 - SpTp: Homeland Security
A study of special interest criminal justice topics under the supervision of a qualified faculty member.
3 hours
PLS 580 - SpTp:Park and Recreation Ecology
Study of an advanced topic not normally covered in other courses. 3 lec.-2 lab.
3 hours
CJ 582 - SpTp: GIS and Data Systems
A study of special interest criminal justice topics under the supervision of a qualified faculty member.
3 hours
IST 582 - SpTp: Aquatic Inve
Courses on special topics not listed among the current course offerings.
4 hours
CJ 590 - Internship
The placement of an individual into a criminal justice agency (police, probation, courts, jails) to observe and participate in its operation. Grading is CR/NC.
1 to 6 hours
CJ 601 - Seminar Criminal Justice
A forum to acquaint students, faculty and guests with each others' research and experiences in dealing with criminal justice issues.
3 hours
ES 646 - Dynamics of Ecosystems
Species interaction; population, community and ecosystem ecology; productivity; nutrient cycling; physiological ecology, population dynamics; pollution and conservation; and aquatic, marine, and terrestrial ecosystems. (PR: Consent)
3 hours
ES 652 - SpTp: Sustainability
3 hours
CJ 655 - Research Methods in CJ
Elements of scientific research; interaction between research and theory; use of data processing resources.
3 hours
ES 662 - Environmental Policy
Introduction to processes for formulation and development of env. policy, including administrative procedure and the policy process. Discussion of current env. policy issues in relevant political, legal, social, and scientific contexts.
3 hours
ES 680 - Thesis
Students completing ES 680 must defend their thesis in an oral examination.
1 to 6 hours
CJ 681 - Thesis
1 to 6 hours
CJ 699 - Capstone Experience
A culminating experience where students will apply knowledge and skills learned in their program of study to create, in collaboration with an agency or organization in the field, an original, scholarly work that addresses a current issue of concern.
3 hours
 
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