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Course Description

BAE 620

TOPICS: BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Course Description

xxxx Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
OD-171523Standard TermTue 2:30-4:20pmDr. Yu Deng
BAE 820

TOPICS: BIOMOLECULAR TECHNIQUES AND SCALE-UP

Course Description

This combined lecture/seminar course is designed for advanced undergraduates and graduate students who are seeking knowledge of molecular biology techniques currently employed in medical, agricultural, pharmaceutical, and forensic applications. The next generation sequencing techniques, and proteomics will be emphasized for systems-level, comprehensive understanding of life science. Students will gain the ability to define biomolecular techniques for a particular case, independently conduct a case study for solving real-world problems, and acquire integrated working knowledge of the cross-disciplinary principles underlying biomolecular technique strategies for current and future career endeavors. Prerequisite(s): Instructor consent.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
 OB-17138 3Standard Term Thu 11:30-2:20pmDr. Mei He
BAE 820

TOPICS: BIOTECHNOLOGY & DISEASE DIAGNOSIS

Course Description

Biotechnology, one of the major technologies of the twenty-first century, emerged as a new research field because of the fusion of biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology and nanotechnology. This course will touch upon different aspects of biotechnology with particular focus on humans, animals, and plants. This course prepares students with core skills needed for molecular biotechnology-oriented clinical, industrial, and research laboratories. Students will use basic laboratory methods and critical thinking skills applied to scientific study. This courses also integrates workplace basic skills and behaviors, as well as technical skills that prepare students for future career opportunities. Prerequisite(s): None.   

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
OC-17135 3 Standard TermTue 5:30-8:20pm Dr. Mei He
BAE 820

TOPICS: METABOLIC ENGINEERING

Course Description

This course covers the principles and methods used in metabolic engineering, synthetic biology and genetic engineering of microbes. Theoretical and experimental concepts associated with rational strain design, strain characterization will be discussed in detail. The industrial application of metabolic engineering is also included.
Students will: understand concepts of metabolic engineering; be familiar with new technologies for strain development; rationally design microbes for industry biomanufacturing purposes; and use various methods to solve gene-protein level problems in microbes. Prerequisite(s): Instructor consent.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
 OC-171493Standard TermThu 5:30-7:20pmDr. Yu Deng
BAE 898

MASTER'S REPORT

Course Description

Topics selected with approval of major professor and department head. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
OA-172341-18Standard TermBy appointmentDr. Mei He
OB-172351-18Standard TermBy appointmentDr. Yu Deng
BAE 899

MASTER'S THESIS

Course Description

Topics selected with approval of major professor and department head. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
 OA-172361-18Standard TermBy appointmentDr. Yu Deng
OB-172371-18Standard TermBy appointmentDr. Mei He
BAE 999

DISSERTATION RESEARCH

Course Description

Topics selected with approval of major professor and department head. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
OA-172381-18Standard TermBy appointmentDr. Mei He
OB-172391-18Standard TermBy appointmentDr. Yu Deng
DMP 712

VETERINARY BACTERIOLOGY AND MYCOLOGY

Course Description

Morphology, biology and classification of pathogenic bacteria and fungi and their relation to the causes of disease. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
OA-163153Standard TermThu 4:00-5:30pm Dr. Paige Adams
DMP 815

MULTIDISCIPLINARY THOUGHT AND PRESENTATION

Course Description

This course is intended for graduate students keen to enhance critical-thinking, writing, and public speaking skills. This course provides training in communication skills relevant to a wide range of academic disciplines and career paths. With emphasis on writing, students will prepare a news release, technical report, scientific abstract, and a research-informed commentary. Experiential training in public speaking will include delivering a seminar presentation. Committed students will emerge from this course with an enhanced capacity for critical thinking and communication. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
 OA-15860 3 Standard TermWed 2:00 - 5:00pmDr. Justin Kastner
DMP 870

PATHOBIOLOGY SEMINAR: DMP JOURNAL CLUB

Course Description

This course includes oral presentations on topics in epidemiology, food safety, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, parasitology, pathology, and toxicology. Reports will include critical review of the relevant literature; experimental design and methodology, and presentation and critical evaluation of data. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
OA-163111 Standard TermFri 8:30-9:20amDr. Paige Adams
DMP 895

TOPICS: REGULATORY ASPECTS OF DRUG AND VACCINE DEVELOPMENT IN ANIMAL HEALTH INDUSTRY (pdf)

Course Description

This course explores the topic of regulations associated with animal health product development and manufacturing. Topics for discussion will include an overview of the regulatory affairs process in the U.S. and other countries, drug and vaccine classifications and the approval process, GCP/GLP guidelines, drug and vaccine efficacy and safety testing, human and environmental safety issues, and future challenges and current industry needs. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
 OA-17157 2 Standard TermTue 4:00-6:00pmDr. Paige Adams
DMP 899

MS RESEARCH IN PATHOBIOLOGY

Course Description

This course is for graduate students working towards the MS degree in Veterinary Biomedical Science.  Students  write either a report on a problem in the field (up to 2 credit hours) OR conduct individual research (up to 6 credit hours) in the fields of epidemiology, food safety, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, parasitology, pathology and toxicology. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
OA-16457 2-6 Standard TermBy appointment Dr. Paige Adams
EDACE 780

INTRODUCTION TO ADULT EDUCATION

Course Description

This foundations course acquaints the student with the diverse and evolving field of adult education. It provides a systematic base for further studies in adult education. The broad purpose of this course is to have students explore the scope and significance of the field and its contributions to present-day learning in society. Students will gain a perspective on how adult education emerged, how it is changing, and how it interrelates with other fields and disciplines. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
 OB-15809 3August 19 - September 30Tue 5:30-9:30pmDr. Judy Favor
EDACE 790

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ADULT LEARNER

Course Description

This course helps student gain increased knowledge about the characteristics of adults and how these impact learning.  Students will develop a critical understanding of relevant theories, concepts, and research and better understand themselves as adult learners. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
 OA-15810 3October 8 - December 3 Wed 5:30-9:20pmDr. John Persyn
EDACE 847

ADULT LEARNING AND MOTIVATION

Course Description

This course is an overview of significant learning and motivational theories and the educational implications for adult educators.  Students develop an awareness of what learning is and how it occurs, examine current and developing concepts about learning and motivation, and explore how adult learning is influenced by factors such as gender, race, and socioeconomic class. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
 OA-158113October 7 - December 2Tue 5:30-9:30pmDr. Judy Favor
EDACE 880

SIGNIFICANT LITERATURE OF ADULT EDUCATION

Course Description

A seminar studying the significant literature of adult education from a current and historic perspective Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
OA-171433Aug. 25 - Nov.  17Mon 5:30-9:20pmDr. Susan Yelich Biniecki
EDACE 991

INTERNSHIP IN ADULT & OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION

Course Description

Field experiences in the development of programs in cooperating schools and educational or related agencies under the supervision of College of Education graduate faculty member. Prerequisite(s): Instructor consent.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
OF-163581-18Standard TermBy appointmentDr. Royce Ann Collins
OG-163591-18Standard TermBy appointmentDr. Jane Fishback
OH-163601-18Standard TermBy appointmentDr. Jeff Zacharakis
EDACE 999

DOCTORAL RESEARCH

Course Description

Prerequisite(s): Sufficient training to carry on the line of research undertaken and consent of instructor.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
OF-16350 1-18Standard TermBy appointmentDr. Royce Ann Collins
OG-163511-18Standard TermBy appointmentDr. Jane Fishback
OH-163521-18Standard TermBy appointmentDr. Jeff Zacharakis
EDCEP 817

STATISTICAL METHODS IN EDUCATION

Course Description

This course is an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics, including estimation, basic probability, study design, classical hypothesis testing, and regression. The major goal of the course is to provide the student with an understanding of how descriptive and inferential statistics are applied in educational research. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
 OA-171443Sept. 4-Nov. 20Thu 5:30-9:20pmDr. Tom Cioppa
FDSCI 600

FOOD MICROBIOLOGY

Course Description

This course deals with the isolation, identification, enumeration, and characterization of bacteria, yeasts, molds and other microbes associated with foods and food processing. Effects of physical and chemical agents on micro-organisms will be studied. Microbiological problems in food spoilage, food preservation, food fermentation, and food-borne diseases will be discussed. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
 OA-158762 Standard TermTue/Thu 11:30-12:20pm Dr. Sara Gragg
FDSCI 601

FOOD MICROBIOLOGY LAB

Course Description

Laboratory procedures involving isolation, identification, enumeration, and characterization of bacteria, yeasts, molds and other microbes associated with foods and food processing. Two two-hour labs a week. Prerequisite(s): FDSCI 600 or concurrent enrollment.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
 OA-15875 2Standard TermTue/Thu 4:30-6:20pmDr. Sara Gragg
FDSCI 630 / HORT 640

PROBLEMS: FARM TO FORK PRODUCE FOOD SAFETY

Course Description

This course covers all aspects of food safety for fresh produce grown in urban and rural environments, including pathogen ecology and production aspects as well as pre-harvest and postharvest factors that influence the risk of microbial contamination. We will discuss ways to minimize the risk of human pathogens on fresh produce using strategies such as the implementation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and Good Handling Practices (GHPs). The course will cover postharvest interventions that are currently used (chemical sanitizers) as well as innovative technology applications like physical treatments, irradiation, and biological control techniques. Students will explore the impact of foodborne outbreaks on public health and the fresh produce industry in terms of economics, consumer acceptance, and legal aspects. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
OA-170682Standard TermWed 9:30-11:20amDr. Sara Gragg
OA-171412Standard TermWed 9:30-11:20amDr. Eleni Pliakoni
HORT 791

URBAN AGRICULTURE

Course Description

This course covers the wide variety of urban agriculture types, methods of implementation, and the skill sets necessary to supervise such projects.  The course will include background readings, case studies, guest speakers, student-facilitated class discussion, and lectures. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
 OA-154173 Standard TermTue/Thu 1:05-2:20pmDr. Eleni Pliakoni
HORT 792

URBAN FOOD PRODUCTION PRACTICUM

Course Description

Students will complete a practicum in an approved urban agriculture setting to gain exposure to a broad range of tasks facing the urban farmer. This includes planning, production and marketing of crops in high tunnels and open field. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
OA-171812-3Standard Term By appointmentDr. Cary Rivard
HORT 899

MASTER'S RESEARCH

Course Description

Investigations in pomology, olericulture, floriculture, ornamental horticulture, turfgrass, or horticultural therapy for preparation of master’s thesis. Prerequisite(s): Instructor consent.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
 OA-16297 1-18Standard TermBy appointmentDr. Candice Shoemaker
HORT 951

HORTICULTURE GRADUATE SEMINAR

Course Description

This course includes student presentations and discussion of investigational works in the various branches of horticulture. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
 OA-15865 1Standard TermTue 3:30-4:20pm Dr. Dale Bremer

Fall 2014

Course

Course Description

BAE 820

TOPICS: ADVANCED FERMENTATION ENGINEERING

Course Description

Principles, applications, design, scale-up and scale down of fermentation processes are major topics covered in this course. Methods, procedures and problems in lab-scale fermentation and industry-scale fermentation of bio-based chemicals, pharmaceuticals and other important bio-based materials are discussed in detail. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
OD-171523Standard TermTue 2:30-4:20pmDr. Yu Deng
BAE 820

TOPICS: BIOMOLECULAR TECHNIQUES AND SCALE-UP

Course Description

This combined lecture/seminar course is designed for advanced undergraduates and graduate students who are seeking knowledge of molecular biology techniques currently employed in medical, agricultural, pharmaceutical, and forensic applications. The next generation sequencing techniques, and proteomics will be emphasized for systems-level, comprehensive understanding of life science. Students will gain the ability to define biomolecular techniques for a particular case, independently conduct a case study for solving real-world problems, and acquire integrated working knowledge of the cross-disciplinary principles underlying biomolecular technique strategies for current and future career endeavors. Prerequisite(s): Instructor consent.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
 OB-17138 3Standard Term Thu 11:30-2:20pmDr. Mei He
BAE 820

TOPICS: BIOTECHNOLOGY & DISEASE DIAGNOSIS

Course Description

Biotechnology, one of the major technologies of the twenty-first century, emerged as a new research field because of the fusion of biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology and nanotechnology. This course will touch upon different aspects of biotechnology with particular focus on humans, animals, and plants. This course prepares students with core skills needed for molecular biotechnology-oriented clinical, industrial, and research laboratories. Students will use basic laboratory methods and critical thinking skills applied to scientific study. This courses also integrates workplace basic skills and behaviors, as well as technical skills that prepare students for future career opportunities. Prerequisite(s): None.   

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
OC-17135 3 Standard TermTue 5:30-8:20pm Dr. Mei He
BAE 820

TOPICS: METABOLIC ENGINEERING

Course Description

This course covers the principles and methods used in metabolic engineering, synthetic biology and genetic engineering of microbes. Theoretical and experimental concepts associated with rational strain design, strain characterization will be discussed in detail. The industrial application of metabolic engineering is also included.
Students will: understand concepts of metabolic engineering; be familiar with new technologies for strain development; rationally design microbes for industry biomanufacturing purposes; and use various methods to solve gene-protein level problems in microbes. Prerequisite(s): Instructor consent.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
 OC-171493Standard TermThu 5:30-7:20pmDr. Yu Deng
BAE 898

MASTER'S REPORT

Course Description

Topics selected with approval of major professor and department head. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
OA-172341-18Standard TermBy appointmentDr. Mei He
OB-172351-18Standard TermBy appointmentDr. Yu Deng
BAE 899

MASTER'S THESIS

Course Description

Topics selected with approval of major professor and department head. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
 OA-172361-18Standard TermBy appointmentDr. Yu Deng
OB-172371-18Standard TermBy appointmentDr. Mei He
BAE 999

DISSERTATION RESEARCH

Course Description

Topics selected with approval of major professor and department head. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
OA-172381-18Standard TermBy appointmentDr. Mei He
OB-172391-18Standard TermBy appointmentDr. Yu Deng
DMP 712

VETERINARY BACTERIOLOGY AND MYCOLOGY

Course Description

Morphology, biology and classification of pathogenic bacteria and fungi and their relation to the causes of disease. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
OA-163153Standard TermThu 4:00-5:30pm Dr. Paige Adams
DMP 815

MULTIDISCIPLINARY THOUGHT AND PRESENTATION

Course Description

This course is intended for graduate students keen to enhance critical-thinking, writing, and public speaking skills. This course provides training in communication skills relevant to a wide range of academic disciplines and career paths. With emphasis on writing, students will prepare a news release, technical report, scientific abstract, and a research-informed commentary. Experiential training in public speaking will include delivering a seminar presentation. Committed students will emerge from this course with an enhanced capacity for critical thinking and communication. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
 OA-15860 3 Standard TermWed 2:00 - 5:00pmDr. Justin Kastner
DMP 870

PATHOBIOLOGY SEMINAR: DMP JOURNAL CLUB

Course Description

This course includes oral presentations on topics in epidemiology, food safety, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, parasitology, pathology, and toxicology. Reports will include critical review of the relevant literature; experimental design and methodology, and presentation and critical evaluation of data. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
OA-163111 Standard TermFri 8:30-9:20amDr. Paige Adams
DMP 895

TOPICS: REGULATORY ASPECTS OF DRUG AND VACCINE DEVELOPMENT IN ANIMAL HEALTH INDUSTRY (pdf)

Course Description

This course explores the topic of regulations associated with animal health product development and manufacturing. Topics for discussion will include an overview of the regulatory affairs process in the U.S. and other countries, drug and vaccine classifications and the approval process, GCP/GLP guidelines, drug and vaccine efficacy and safety testing, human and environmental safety issues, and future challenges and current industry needs. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
 OA-17157 2 Standard TermTue 4:00-6:00pmDr. Paige Adams
DMP 899

MS RESEARCH IN PATHOBIOLOGY

Course Description

This course is for graduate students working towards the MS degree in Veterinary Biomedical Science.  Students  write either a report on a problem in the field (up to 2 credit hours) OR conduct individual research (up to 6 credit hours) in the fields of epidemiology, food safety, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, parasitology, pathology and toxicology. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
OA-16457 2-6 Standard TermBy appointment Dr. Paige Adams
EDACE 780

INTRODUCTION TO ADULT EDUCATION

Course Description

This foundations course acquaints the student with the diverse and evolving field of adult education. It provides a systematic base for further studies in adult education. The broad purpose of this course is to have students explore the scope and significance of the field and its contributions to present-day learning in society. Students will gain a perspective on how adult education emerged, how it is changing, and how it interrelates with other fields and disciplines. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
 OB-15809 3August 19 - September 30Tue 5:30-9:30pmDr. Judy Favor
EDACE 790

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ADULT LEARNER

Course Description

This course helps student gain increased knowledge about the characteristics of adults and how these impact learning.  Students will develop a critical understanding of relevant theories, concepts, and research and better understand themselves as adult learners. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
 OA-15810 3October 8 - December 3 Wed 5:30-9:20pmDr. John Persyn
EDACE 847

ADULT LEARNING AND MOTIVATION

Course Description

This course is an overview of significant learning and motivational theories and the educational implications for adult educators.  Students develop an awareness of what learning is and how it occurs, examine current and developing concepts about learning and motivation, and explore how adult learning is influenced by factors such as gender, race, and socioeconomic class. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
 OA-158113October 7 - December 2Tue 5:30-9:30pmDr. Judy Favor
EDACE 880

SIGNIFICANT LITERATURE OF ADULT EDUCATION

Course Description

A seminar studying the significant literature of adult education from a current and historic perspective Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
OA-171433Aug. 25 - Nov.  17Mon 5:30-9:20pmDr. Susan Yelich Biniecki
EDACE 991

INTERNSHIP IN ADULT & OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION

Course Description

Field experiences in the development of programs in cooperating schools and educational or related agencies under the supervision of College of Education graduate faculty member. Prerequisite(s): Instructor consent.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
OF-163581-18Standard TermBy appointmentDr. Royce Ann Collins
OG-163591-18Standard TermBy appointmentDr. Jane Fishback
OH-163601-18Standard TermBy appointmentDr. Jeff Zacharakis
EDACE 999

DOCTORAL RESEARCH

Course Description

Prerequisite(s): Sufficient training to carry on the line of research undertaken and consent of instructor.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
OF-16350 1-18Standard TermBy appointmentDr. Royce Ann Collins
OG-163511-18Standard TermBy appointmentDr. Jane Fishback
OH-163521-18Standard TermBy appointmentDr. Jeff Zacharakis
EDCEP 817

STATISTICAL METHODS IN EDUCATION

Course Description

This course is an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics, including estimation, basic probability, study design, classical hypothesis testing, and regression. The major goal of the course is to provide the student with an understanding of how descriptive and inferential statistics are applied in educational research. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
 OA-171443Sept. 4-Nov. 20Thu 5:30-9:20pmDr. Tom Cioppa
FDSCI 600

FOOD MICROBIOLOGY

Course Description

This course deals with the isolation, identification, enumeration, and characterization of bacteria, yeasts, molds and other microbes associated with foods and food processing. Effects of physical and chemical agents on micro-organisms will be studied. Microbiological problems in food spoilage, food preservation, food fermentation, and food-borne diseases will be discussed. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
 OA-158762 Standard TermTue/Thu 11:30-12:20pm Dr. Sara Gragg
FDSCI 601

FOOD MICROBIOLOGY LAB

Course Description

Laboratory procedures involving isolation, identification, enumeration, and characterization of bacteria, yeasts, molds and other microbes associated with foods and food processing. Two two-hour labs a week. Prerequisite(s): FDSCI 600 or concurrent enrollment.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
 OA-15875 2Standard TermTue/Thu 4:30-6:20pmDr. Sara Gragg
FDSCI 630 / HORT 640

PROBLEMS: FARM TO FORK PRODUCE FOOD SAFETY

Course Description

This course covers all aspects of food safety for fresh produce grown in urban and rural environments, including pathogen ecology and production aspects as well as pre-harvest and postharvest factors that influence the risk of microbial contamination. We will discuss ways to minimize the risk of human pathogens on fresh produce using strategies such as the implementation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and Good Handling Practices (GHPs). The course will cover postharvest interventions that are currently used (chemical sanitizers) as well as innovative technology applications like physical treatments, irradiation, and biological control techniques. Students will explore the impact of foodborne outbreaks on public health and the fresh produce industry in terms of economics, consumer acceptance, and legal aspects. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
OA-170682Standard TermWed 9:30-11:20amDr. Sara Gragg
OA-171412Standard TermWed 9:30-11:20amDr. Eleni Pliakoni
HORT 791

URBAN AGRICULTURE

Course Description

This course covers the wide variety of urban agriculture types, methods of implementation, and the skill sets necessary to supervise such projects.  The course will include background readings, case studies, guest speakers, student-facilitated class discussion, and lectures. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
 OA-154173 Standard TermTue/Thu 1:05-2:20pmDr. Eleni Pliakoni
HORT 792

URBAN FOOD PRODUCTION PRACTICUM

Course Description

Students will complete a practicum in an approved urban agriculture setting to gain exposure to a broad range of tasks facing the urban farmer. This includes planning, production and marketing of crops in high tunnels and open field. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
OA-171812-3Standard Term By appointmentDr. Cary Rivard
HORT 899

MASTER'S RESEARCH

Course Description

Investigations in pomology, olericulture, floriculture, ornamental horticulture, turfgrass, or horticultural therapy for preparation of master’s thesis. Prerequisite(s): Instructor consent.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
 OA-16297 1-18Standard TermBy appointmentDr. Candice Shoemaker
HORT 951

HORTICULTURE GRADUATE SEMINAR

Course Description

This course includes student presentations and discussion of investigational works in the various branches of horticulture. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
 OA-15865 1Standard TermTue 3:30-4:20pm Dr. Dale Bremer

Summer 2014

Course

Course Description

DMP 770

EMERGING DISEASES

Course Description

An investigation into recently identified emerging diseases, the conditions that enable their emergence, and the human health implications of each disease. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
OA-120163June 9 - July 3Tue/Thu 4:00-5:30pmDr. Paige Adams
DMP 899

MS RESEARCH IN PATHOBIOLOGY

Course Description

This course is for graduate students working toward the MS degree in Veterinary Biomedical Science. Students write either a report on a problem in the field (up to 2 credit hours) OR conduct individual research (up to 6 credit hours) in the fields of epidemiology, food safety, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, parasitology, pathology, toxicology. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
OA-115942-6June 9 - August 1By appointmentDr. Paige Adams
EDACE 830

PROGRAM PLANNING IN ADULT EDUCATION

Course Description

This course includes an analysis of major approaches of program planning and development and discussion of assumptions related to successful program planning in several types of organizations. It outlines the importance of program planning and elements of systematic planning process. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
OA-111863May 6 - June 20Tue 5:30-9:30pmDr. Susan Yelich Biniecki
EDACE 850

SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING

Course Description

Self-directed or independent learning is an important aspect of adult education because it represents a significant portion of all learning by adults. It has also been identified as instrumental in distinguishing the field of adult education. During this course, students will explore self-directed learning from both an academic and personal perspective. Topics include its history and development, its research base, areas of current interest and implications for adult education practice. Prerequisites: None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
OA-116343June 23 - August 4Mon 5:30-9:30Dr. Royce Ann Collins
EDACE 940

ADULT DEVELOPMENT THEORY

Course Description

This course introduces students to major concepts and issues in adult development and aging that are relevant to adult learners. Developmental psychology presumes that human beings are changing creatures. Emphasis is on how change occurs over the life span and how education and the educational environment influence this change. Students examine the practical implications of research-based findings in the field of adult development, look at classic and current contributors to adult development, and become aware of major issues and disagreements in adult development, especially as it pertains to adult education. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
 OA-116333May 21 - July 16Wed 5:30-9:30Dr. Jane Fishback
EDACE 991

INTERNSHIP IN ADULT AND OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION

Course Description

Field experiences in the development of programs in cooperating schools and educational or related agencies under the supervision of College of Education graduate faculty member. Prerequisite(s): Instructor consent.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
OE-115431-18June 2 - July 25By appointmentDr. Royce Ann Collins
OF-115441-18June 2 - July 25By appointmentDr. Jane Fishback
OG-115451-18June 2 - July 25By appointmentDr. Jeff Zacharakis
EDACE 999

DOCTORAL RESEARCH

Course Description

Prerequisites: Sufficient training to carry on the line of research undertaken and consent of instructor.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
 OE-115461-18June 2 - July 25By appointment Dr. Royce Ann Collins
OF-115471-18June 2 - July 25By appointmentDr. Jane Fishback
OG-115481-18June 2 - July 25By appointmentDr. Jeff Zacharakis
EDCI 786

TOPICS: URBAN WATER: THE CONFLUENCE OF HUMAN, ANIMAL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

Course Description

In partnership with the Urban Water Institute and One Health Kansas, K-State Olathe presents a summer teacher inservice to prepare 20 Kansas teachers to educate high school students about future health challenges and careers related to urban water issues, zoonotic infectious disease awareness and prevention, food safety and security and food science through existing units and/or courses in biology, chemistry, life science, environmental science, and Career and Technical Education agriculture, health, biochemistry, biomedical, and engineering pathways. Prerequisite(s): Workshop registration.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
 OA-118541June 9 - June 12MTWU 8:00am-5:00pmDr. Mike Strohschein
HORT 792

URBAN FOOD PRODUCTION PRACTICUM

Course Description

Students will complete a practicum in an approved urban agriculture setting to gain exposure to a broad range of tasks facing the urban farmer. This includes planning, production and marketing of crops in high tunnels and open fields. Prerequisite(s): None.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
 OA-120352-3 May 27 - August 15By appointmentDr. Cary Rivard
HORT 899

MASTER'S RESEARCH

Course Description

Investigations in pomology, olericulture, floriculture, ornamental horticulture, turfgrass, or horticultural therapy for preparation of master’s thesis. Prerequisite(s): Instructor consent.

SectionsCreditsDatesMeeting TimeInstructor
OA-11588 1-18May 27 - August 15 By appointmentDr. Candice Shoemaker

Spring 2014

Course

Course Description

BAE 820

Topic: Principles of Advanced Fermentation Technology

Course Description

Credits: 3

Principles, applications, design, scale-up and scale down of fermentation process are the major topics of this course. Methods, procedures and problems in lab-scale fermentation and industry-scale fermentation of bio-based chemicals, pharmaceuticals and other important bio-based materials are heavily discussed. 

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Course number: 16681

BAE 820

Topic: Advanced Topics in Biotechnology and Bioprocessing

Course Description

Credits: 2

This course covers the following topics: scale up and scale down of bioprocesses, commercialization of research products, regulatory issues during manufacturing, project management, controls/automation of biomanufacturing equipment, teaching and writing scientific reports, international issues in biotech business, quality analysis control of bio-based products, and ethics of life sciences.

Prerequisites: None.

Course number: 16987

BAE 820

Topic: Biotechnology and Disease Diagnosis for Human, Animal and Plant

Course Description

Credits: 3

Biotechnology, one of the major technologies of the twenty-first century, emerged as a new research field because of the fusion of biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology and nanotechnology. This course will touch upon different aspects of biotechnology, including the molecular biotechnology revolution, protein and DNA technology, plant and tissue culture and future aspects in technology. The course will cover in detail the topics and concepts in the diseases diagnosis process, with emphasis on laboratory assays and methods used in molecular biotechnology-oriented clinical, industrial, and research laboratories.

Prerequisites: None.

Course number: 16717

DMP 815

Multidisciplinary Thought & Presentation 

Course Description

Credits: 3

This course is intended for graduate students keen to enhance critical-thinking, writing, and public speaking skills. This course provides training in communication skills relevant to a wide range of academic disciplines and career paths. With emphasis on writing, students will prepare a news release, technical report, scientific abstract, and a research-informed commentary. Experiential training in public speaking will include delivering a seminar presentation. Committed students will emerge from this course with an enhanced capacity for critical thinking and communication.

Prerequisites: None.

Course number: 15499

DMP 722

Veterinary Virology

Course Description

Credits: 3

This course covers morphology, biology, and classification of viruses and their relation to the causes of disease in animals.

Prerequisites: None.

Course number: 16947

DMP 870

Pathobiology Seminar (MS)

Course Description

Credits: 1

This course includes oral presentations on topics in epidemiology, food safety, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, parasitology, pathology, and toxicology.  Reports will include critical review of the relevant literature; experimental design and methodology, and presentation and critical evaluation of data. 

Prerequisites: None.

Course number: 16945

DMP 899

MS Research in Pathobiology

Course Description

Credits: 2-6

This course is for graduate students working towards the MS degree in Veterinary Biomedical Sciences.  Students will either write a report on a problem in the field (up to 2 credit hours) OR conduct individual research (up to 6 credit hours) in the fields of epidemiology, food safety, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, parasitology, pathology and toxicology.

Prerequisites: None.

Course number: 16946

EDACE 818

Social Foundations of Adult Education

Course Description

Credits: 3  

This course is designed for adult and continuing education students and college or university personnel in sociology and related fields dealing with adults.  It is based on the premise that learning is affected by society, government, and economics.  Included is an in-depth examination of the relationship between adults education and culture. 

Prerequisites: None.

Course number: 16049

EDACE 886

Seminar in Adult Education: Adult Education Research

Course Description

Credits: 3

This course focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of social science research.  It provides an opportunity for students to become critical readers of research-based literature in adult education by developing an understanding of the key aspects of quantitative, qualitative, and action-based analytical methods and research traditions. 

Prerequisites: None.

Course number: 16069

EDACE 886

Seminar in Adult Education: Group Dynamics for Adult Education

Course Description

Credits: 3

This course focuses on group behavior and group processes.  Skills necessary to design effective group structures will be examined.  The management and facilitation of group processes to achieve organizational objectives, accomplish group tasks, and fulfill individual group members’ needs through adult education will also be addressed. 

Prerequisites: None.

Course number: 16070

EDACE 886

Seminar in Adult Education: Learning and the Brain: The Implications of Neuroscience for Educators

Course Description

Credits: 3

Over the last two decades great advances have been made in understanding how the brain learns.  This course will examine the most current research in neuroscience to create a better awareness of what teaching strategies and practice are most brain compatible.  Key concepts addressed are neuroplasticity, executive function, emotions, consciousness, gender, culture, and their impact on learning from a neuroscience perspective.  Additionally, strategies based on these principles will be developed. 

Prerequisites: None.

Course number: 16071

FDSCI 630

Problems in Food Science: Food Production, Politics and Policy

Course Description

Credits: 2

Students will explore the various regulations involved in food production and study the federal regulatory agencies.  A variety of topics will be covered, including: labeling claims, food safety regulation, specialized food regulation (i.e., food terrorism, dietary supplements), inspection/enforcement, international food laws and ethics.  This class is ideal for all food science students but is certainly applicable to all students pursuing agricultural careers.

Prerequisites: None.

Course number: 16467

FDSCI 961

Graduate Problems in Food Science: Food Safety Journal Club

Course Description

Credits: 1

This course is designed to be a graduate student and faculty discussion of current journal articles in food safety and public health.  Each week a graduate student will be responsible for selecting a journal article for the group to read and then leading the class discussion.  This is designed to be an informal brown bag lunch event and faculty in Manhattan and Olathe are encouraged to participate in the discussions as schedules allow.  Working students are invited to teleconference in for the discussions over their lunch hour.  

Prerequisites: None.

Course number: 16474

HORT 898

Master's Report

Course Description

Credits: 1-18

This course is for student investigations in pomology, olericulture, floriculture, ornamental horticulture, turfgrass, or horticulture therapy for preparation of the master's report. 

Prerequisites: None.

Course number: 17060

HORT 951

Horticulture Graduate Seminar

Course Description

Credits: 1

This course includes student presentations and discussion of investigational works in the various branches of horticulture.

Prerequisites: None.

Course number: 17059

MC 750

Strategic Health Communication

Course Description

Credits: 3

This course focuses on the role of effective communication through mass media and other communication strategies in health promotion and behavior change.  Includes the theories and strategies used to promote public health messages, services, or products for multicultural audiences, with a focus on human health, environmental issues, animal health, and food safety.  Legal, ethical, and gender issues in health communication will be given special attention. 

Prerequisites: None.

Course number: 17036

 

Spring '14 full course details.

Fall 2013

Course

Course Description

EDACE 780

Introduction to Adult Education

Course Description

Credits: 3

This foundations course acquaints the student with the diverse and evolving field of adult education.  Students explore the scope and significance of the field and its contributions to present-day learning in society. 

Prerequisites: None.

Course number 16999

EDACE 790

Characteristics of an Adult Learner

Course Description

Credits: 3

This course helps student gain increased knowledge about the characteristics of adults and how these impact learning.  Students will develop a critical understanding of relevant theories, concepts, and research and better understand themselves as adult learners. 

Prerequisites: None.

Course number 16747

EDACE 886

Seminar in Adult Education: Leading Adults in a Globalized and Diverse World 

Course Description

Credits: 3

This course provides an introduction to the foundations of adult education leadership in the context of managing a culturally diverse workforce.  Concepts of globalization as well as cross-cultural and international contexts as they relate to adult education leadership are emphasized through theory to practice projects and research.  

Prerequisites: None.

Course number 16749

EDACE 847

Adult Learning and Motivation

Course Description

Credits: 3

This course is an overview of significant learning and motivational theories and the educational implications for adult educators.  Students develop an awareness of what learning is and how it occurs, examine current and developing concepts about learning and motivation, and explore how adult learning is influenced by factors such as gender, race, and socioeconomic class.

Prerequisites: None.

Course number 16748

DMP 815

Multidisciplinary Thought & Presentation

Course Description

Credits: 3

This course is intended for graduate students keen to enhance critical-thinking, writing, and public speaking skills. This course provides training in communication skills relevant to a wide range of academic disciplines and career paths. With emphasis on writing, students will prepare a news release, technical report, scientific abstract, and a research-informed commentary. Experiential training in public speaking will include delivering a seminar presentation. Committed students will emerge from this course with an enhanced capacity for critical thinking and communication.

Prerequisites: None.

Course number 16999

DMP 850

Immunology of Domestic Animals

Course Description

Credits: 3

This course is designed to introduce graduate students to immune responses of domestic animals to pathogens and parasites. Students will learn about systemic and mucosal immunity, oral tolerance, neonatal immune responses, research methodology, immunopathogenic interactions between hosts and pathogens, and immunity to zoonotic pathogens. 

Prerequisites: BIOL 541 or equivalent.

Course number 17112

FDSCI 600

Food Microbiology

Course Description

Credits: 2

This course deals with the isolation, identification, enumeration, and characterization of bacteria, yeasts, molds and other microbes associated with foods and food processing. Effects of physical and chemical agents on micro-organisms will be studied. Microbiological problems in food spoilage, food preservation, food fermentation, and food-borne diseases will be discussed.

Prerequisites: BIOL 455.

Course number 17038

HORT 790

Sustainable Agriculture

Course Description

Credits: 2

This courses examines and critiques historical perspectives of the sustainable agriculture movement in the U.S. and worldwide.  Components of sustainable agriculture such as agroecosystem theory, permaculture, energy use efficiency, and organic standards will be compared and evaluated.  Students will demonstrate their understanding and application of the material by conducting research on a topic within sustainable agriculture and presenting the topic to the class. 

Prerequisites: None.

Course number 16002

HORT 791

Urban Agriculture

Course Description

Credits: 3

This course covers the wide variety of urban agriculture types, methods of implementation, and the skill sets necessary to supervise such projects.  The course will include background readings, case studies, guest speakers, student-facilitated class discussion, and lectures.

Prerequisites: None.

Course number 16014

MC 760

Communication and Risk

Course Description

Credits: 3

This course promotes understanding of strategic communication and media as tools to prepare, mitigate, and respond to threats to public health and safety.  Students in this course will focus on learning how to communicate about hazards associated with food safety and security.

Prerequisites: None.

Course number 17025

 

Fall '13 full course details.

Summer 2013

Course

Course Description

EDACE 750

Women, Education and Work

Course Description

Credits: 3

This course emphasizes the collective and individual educational needs of women in and out of the workforce and the part that educational preparation contributes to women’s participation and success in the workplace. 

Prerequisites: None.

Course number 11376

EDACE 785

Designing Classroom Instruction and Curriculum for Adult Learners 

Course Description

Credits: 3

This course focuses on the systemic approach to instructional design for adult learners.  A comprehensive discussion of all major components of curriculum design from instructional objectives, course sequencing, instructional strategies, formative assessments and summative evaluations will be included.  A major focus will also be on transfer of learning and assessment concepts. 

Prerequisites: None.

Course number 11377

EDACE 830

Program Planning in Adult Education

Course Description

Credits: 3

This course is an examination of the basic situations in which adult education occurs and fundamental steps by which learning is made more effective in those situations.  This course includes an analysis of major approaches of program planning and development and discussion of assumptions related to successful program planning in several types of organizations.  It outlines the importance of program planning and elements of systematic planning process. 

Prerequisites: None.

Course number 11375

EDCI 786

Topics in Curriculum and Instruction: Teaching the Science of Food Safety and Security 

Course Description

Credits: 1

This course is an examination of a current topic in an area of specialization.  In 2013, Teaching the Science of Food Safety and Security is a collaborative hands on course between One Health Kansas and Kansas State University Olathe that provides secondary educators an understanding of how to teach the science of food safety and security in the classroom. The course will equip secondary educators with an understanding of food safety and security around food animal, crop production, and urban food systems, as well as allow participants to explore the science of nutrition, shelf life and packaging. The course will also teach educators how to use and incorporate Good Lab Practices (GLP) and Good Lap Skills (GLS) into their classrooms. 

Prerequisites: None.  However, concurrent registration in the workshop is required.

Course number 11539

 

Summer '13 full course details.

Spring 2013

Course

Course Description

EDACE 886

Seminar in Adult Education: Developing Teams and Leaders in Adult Education

Course Description

Credits: 3

This course examines how teams and leaders can be developed using adult education theory and adult learning principles.  Adult education theory and adult learning principles are emerging as effective organizational tools to use when developing teams and leaders.  Through this course, students will be able to analyze when it is appropriate to use these tools, their strengths, weaknesses, and limitations.  To compliment the course readings, students will be asked to share their professional experiences with team and leader development. 

Prerequisites: None.

EDACE 780

Introduction to Adult Education

Course Description

Credits: 3

This foundations course acquaints the student with the diverse and evolving field of adult education.  Students explore the scope and significance of the field and its contributions to present-day learning in society. 

Prerequisites: None.

EDACE 790

Characteristics of the Adult Learner

Course Description

Credits: 3  

This course helps student gain increased knowledge about the characteristics of adults and how these impact learning.  Students will develop a critical understanding of relevant theories, concepts, and research and better understand themselves as adult learners. 

Prerequisites: None.

EDACE 916

Foundations of Adult Education

Course Description

Credits: 3

This course is a study of adult education historical perspectives, contemporary institutions and programs, teaching-learning process, administrative practices, and conceptual roles. 

Prerequisites: None.

EDSEC 586

Teaching Participation in Secondary Schools

Course Description

Credits: 12  

This course includes observation and teaching participation under the direction of selected secondary teachers. 

Prerequisites: Admission to professional semester is required.

MC 750

Strategic Health Communication

Course Description

Credits: 3

This course focuses on the role of effective communication through mass media and other communication strategies in health promotion and behavior change.  Includes the theories and strategies used to promote public health messages, services, or products for multicultural audiences, with a focus on human health, environmental issues, animal health, and food safety.  Legal, ethical, and gender issues in health communication will be given special attention. 

Prerequisites: None.

 

Spring '13 full course details.

 

 

 

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