Graduate School Administrative Board Meeting
Minutes for Monday, November 27, 2006
Members Present: Gerhard Kalmus, Stan Eakins, Margie Gallagher
Sharon Bland, Heather Ries, Linner Griffin, John Placer, George Kasperek, Denis Brunt, Carmine Scavo, Art Rouse, John Kramar, Mark Taggert, Ron Newton, Belinda Patterson,
Sylvia Brown, Sharon Knight, Vivian Mott
Members Absent: Todd Nolan
The meeting was called to order by Dr. Ron Newton, presiding in the absence of Dr. Pellicane.
The minutes from the November 13 meeting were approved.
At the invitation of Dr. Pellicane, Dr.Terry Rodenberg, Assistant Vice-Chancellor and Director of International Affairs, addressed the group providing background and insights on the 3-year baccalaureate degree and its acceptability for admission to graduate school. He noted the increased concern and interest in this degree as a consequence of changes in the European educational system driven by the Bologna Process and increased competition for international students. Basic issues under consideration by American admissions professionals are: equivalency vs. admissibility, fairness in consideration of European three-year degrees and those from other countries, and basic institutional quality issues. Dr. Rodenberg highlighted admissions policies and approaches of some of ECU’s peer institutions.
Major points raised during the discussion included:
• The possibility of US students completing two years of study in the US, then going abroad and completing course work to earn 3 yr. degree; thus making it unnecessary to return to their home institution in the US for degree completion.
• Equivalency of course work, not number of years for degree, as criteria for acceptance of degree
• Board members were in favor of individual evaluations and decisions by graduate directors rather than a general policy statement governing all international admissions decisions.
As a point of information, Sharon Bland informed the group that ECU’s minimum requirement of 42 SH for general education at the undergraduate level exceeds the minimum SACS requirement of 30 SH.
Board members agreed that the decision to accept 3 yr. baccalaureate degrees should reside with academic units. As the next step, it was decided that a subcommittee be formed to develop minimal guidelines for graduate directors in credential evaluation and decision making. Margie Gallagher, Terry Rodenberg, Gail Pinkham, and Vivian Mott were appointed to serve on the committee with Dr. Pellicane. Dr. Newton appointed Vivian Mott to serve as chair. The group will report their recommendations at the next Board meeting in January.
Sharon Knight submitted the minutes of the October 18 and November 1, 2006 Graduate Curriculum Committee meetings for Board review and approval.
The Board moved to approve the recommendations from the October 18 GCC meeting:
New ENGL courses: ENGL 7790 and 7080;
New course COMM 6140 with stipulated revisions to course description.
New concentration for the MA in mathematics .
Revision of the course description for MATH 5031 and revision of prerequisites for MATH 6271. See attachment.
The Board moved to approve the recommendations from the November 1 GCC meeting for new course GEOG 6570 ; course revisions to GEOG 6330; renumbering of GEOG 5440 to GEOG 6440 with revisions to course description; and new course MPH 6670. See attachment.
Items of Old Business
• Clarification of the two year /4semester cap, excluding summer terms, on graduate assistantships for master’s students was requested by Carmine Scavo. It was noted that the information on the Graduate School Web site is outdated. Recommendations on this policy will be forthcoming in the near future from the Graduate Task Force.
• Course numbering was raised as another unresolved issue that needed to be addressed. Issues and questions stem from the current differential funding model. Members agreed that this discussion could be initiated by the GSAB without deliberation by the GCC.
The next meeting date will be Monday, December 4.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:40 PM.
For Ron Newton
MARKED CATALOG COPY
APPROVED BY GRADUATE AMINISTRATIVE BOARD NOVEMBER 27, 2006
Graduate Catalog Minutes
(GCC, Wednesday, October 18, 2006)
The following Catalog revisions were approved by the GCC:
7001. Thesis: Summer Research (1) May be repeated. No credit may count toward degree. Students conducting thesis research may only register for this course during the summer.
7005. Bibliography and Methods (3) Formerly ENGL 6005 Bibliographical tools and methods of research in English language and literature.
7070. Literary Theory (3) Formerly ENGL 5070 Major critical approaches of twentieth century.
7080. Cultural Studies Theory and Method (3) Introduction to the interdisciplinary field of cultural studies.
7525. Language and Society (3) Formerly ENGL 6525 Language in relation to culture and society.
7790. Public Interest Writing (3) Professional, governmental, nonprofit organizational, and civic writing. Emphasis on public policy making and advocacy.
7950. Problems in Teaching Composition (3) Formerly 6950 Advanced composition theory and its applications to writing instruction.
8100. Directed Reading (3) May be repeated for a maximum of 6 s.h. with a change of topic. Directed studies in specific areas not covered by other courses.
6124. Organizational Communication (3) P: Admission to MA in communication or consent of graduate program coordinator. History of organizational communication with emphasis on current research and practice.
6131. Social Influence (3) P: Admission to MA in communication or consent of graduate program coordinator. Examination and application of social influence communication theories, practices, effects and ethics.
6140. Special Topics in Communication (3) P: Admission to MA in communication or consent of graduate program coordinator. Examination of new or advanced topics in communication.
6210. Media and Health Communication (3) P: Admission to MA in communication or consent of graduate program coordinator. Theory and research of issues involving media and health.
DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
Gail Ratcliff, Chairperson, 124 Austin Building
John P. Daughtry, Director of Graduate Studies, 331 Austin Building
The Department of Mathematics requires that the applicant meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School, have an undergraduate major in mathematics or its near equivalent, and submit satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examinations or the Miller Analogy Test. Each applicant’s credentials will be reviewed by the director of graduate studies, who will determine if undergraduate deficiencies are present and, if so, will prescribe the method of their removal and determine a precondition for admission.
MA IN MATHEMATICS
The department currently offers seven areas of concentration at the graduate level: algebra, analysis, applied mathematics, differential equations, geometry, number theory, and topology. All students are required to complete successfully MATH 5101, 5102, Advanced Calculus I and II, if they have not previously completed equivalent courses. Applicants to a graduate program should normally have completed an undergraduate major, or its equivalent, in mathematics.
A student enrolled in the MA program who wishes to write a thesis and to receive the 6 s.h. credit for thesis work must register for and successfully complete MATH 7000.
The research skills requirement for students enrolled in the MA program is satisfi ed by demonstrating sufficient competency in an appropriate foreign language or by having earned a minimum grade of C in CSCI 2510 or 2600 and either MATH 5031 or CSCI 5774, provided that these courses were completed no more than fi ve years from the date of acceptance to graduate studies at East Carolina University.
Additional requirements are given below:
1. Students must satisfy the research skills requirement in a foreign language or computer science.
2. Students must score satisfactorily on a comprehensive examination.
3. Students must write a thesis (6 s.h.) or take 9 s.h. of course work prefi xed MATH and numbered above 5000.
Students electing to take the 9 s.h. of course work are required to complete a research project under the direction of a member of the graduate faculty.
4. Concentration .......................................................................................................24s.h.
Mathematics – MATH 5102, 6011, 6111, 6121, 6651, 5311 or 5801 or 6401 or 6411; 6 s.h. electives
Statistics – MATH 5031, 5101, 5102, 5801, 6802, 6001, 5000 or 6804, 5774
The MA in mathematics comprises three concentrations: Mathematics, Statistics and Mathematics in the Community College. Full time students enrolled in the Mathematics in the Community College concentration generally hold teaching assistantships to gain experience as they complete their MA program. The degree requirements are as follows.
1. The Graduate School’s research skills requirement is satisfied by demonstrating competency in an appropriate foreign language or by completing certain courses depending on the concentration. Students should see the Graduate Director for information specific to their concentrations.
2. All students complete at least 24 s.h. of coursework including required courses specific to each concentration area as detailed below. Specific course requirements may be waived for students who have previously taken equivalent courses.
Mathematics: MATH 5102, 6011, 6111, 6121, 6651, 5311 or 5801 or 6401 or 6411; 6 s.h. electives.
Statistics: MATH 5031, 5101, 5102, 5801, 6001, 6082, 5000 or 6804, 5774.
Mathematics in the Community College: MATH 5101, 5102, 5031, 6011, 6111, 6121, 6271, 6651 and at least one of MATH 5021, 6022 or 6802, plus electives to equal at least 26 semester hours (if some of the preceding courses were taken before graduate work was begun).
4. Students must score satisfactorily on a comprehensive examination.
5. Students specializing in Mathematics or Statistics must either write a thesis or complete a research project under the direction of a member of the graduate faculty. Students electing the thesis option enroll in MATH 7000 for 6 s.h. Students electing the non-thesis option are required to complete an additional 9 s.h. of course work prefixed MATH and numbered above 4999.
6. Students pursuing the Mathematics in the Community College concentration must prepare a teaching portfolio under the direction of a faculty mentor. They must also give a presentation to an undergraduate audience and complete an additional 9 s.h. of course work prefixed MATH and numbered above 4999.
Twelve s.h. of graduate course work for the statistics minor is required as follows: MATH 5031, 5801, 6802; one additional graduate-level statistics course.
CERTIFICATE IN STATISTICS
The statistics certification requires a minimum of 9-15 s.h. credit as follows:
Students who have successfully completed MATH 3307, 3308 must complete 9 s.h. as follows: CSCI 5774; MATH 5000, 5031.
Students who have successfully completed MATH 3307 must complete 12 s.h. as follows: CSCI 5774; MATH 5000, 5031, 6802.
Students who have not successfully completed MATH 3307 must complete 15 s.h. as follows: CSCI 5774; MATH 5000, 5031, 5801, 6802.
5000. Introduction to Sampling Design (3) (F) P: MATH 3308 or 3229 or consent of instruc tor. Fundamental principles of survey sampling. Data sources and types, questionnaire design, various sampling schemes, sampling and nonsampling errors, and statistical analysis.
5002. Logic for Mathematics and Computer Science (3) (S) Same as CSCI 5002 P: CSCI 3510 or MATE 3223 or 2775 or MATH 2427 or 2775 or 3256 or PHIL 3580 or equivalent. Methods of mathematical logic that have important applications in mathematics and computer science.
5021. Theory of Numbers I (3) P: MATH 3263 or consent of instructor. Topics in elementary and algebraic number theory such as properties of integers, Diophantine equations, congruences, quadratic and other residues, and algebraic integers.
5031. Applied Statistical Analysis (3) (WI) May not count toward mathematics hours required for the mathematics concentration of the MA. P: MATH 2228, 3584; or equivalent; or consent of instructor. Topics include analysis of variance and covariance, experimental design, multiple and partial regression and correlation, nonparametric statistics, and use of computer statistical package.
5064. Introduction to Modern Algebra II (3) May not be taken for credit by those having completed MATH 6011. P: MATH 3263 or consent of instructor. Continuation of development of topics begun in MATH 3263. Normal subgroups, factor groups, homomorphism, rings, ideals, quotient rings, and fields.
5101. Advanced Calculus I (3) P: MATH 2173 or consent of instructor. Axioms of real number system, completeness, sequences, infinite series, power series, continuity, uniform continuity, differentiation, Riemann integral, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.
5102. Advanced Calculus II (3) P: MATH 3256, 5101; or consent of instructor. Mathematical analysis of functions of several real variables. Includes limits, continuity, differentiation, and integration of multivariable functions.
5110. Elementary Complex Variables (3) May not be taken for credit by those having completed MATH 6111. P: MATH 2173. Complex numbers, analytic functions, mapping by elementary functions, integrals, residues, and poles.
5121. Numerical Analysis in One Variable (3) P: MATH 2173. Numerical analysis of problems with one independent variable. Solution of nonlinear equations in one unknown, interpolation and approximation of functions of one variable, numerical integration, and numerical differentiation and optimization
5122. Numerical Analysis in Several Variables (3) P: MATH 2173, 3256, 4331. Numerical analysis of problems with several independent variables. Numerical solution of ordinary differential equations, systems of linear equations, numerical linear algebra and matrix algebra, systems of nonlinear equations, and systems of ordinary differential equations.
5131. Deterministic Methods in Operations Research (3) P: MATH 2173; 3307 or 5801. Mathematical models; linear programming; simplex method, with applications to optimization; duality theorem; project planning and control problems; and elementary game theory.
5132. Probabilistic Methods in Operations Research (3) P: MATH 2173, 3256; 3307 or 5801. Introduces stochastic processes. Queuing theory with applications to inventory theory and forecasting, Poisson and Markov processes, reliability simulation, decision analysis, integer programming, and nonlinear programming.
5270. Pascal Using the Microcomputer (3) May not be taken by students who have successfully completed CSCI 2610. May not count toward MATH or CSCI major or minor. P: MATH 1065 or equivalent. Pascal language and use in problem solving utilizing a microcomputer.
5311. Mathematical Physics (3) Same as PHYS 5311 P: MATH 4331; PHYS 2360; or consent of instructor. Mathematical methods important in physics. Emphasis on application. Functions of complex variables, ordinary and partial differential equations, integrals and integral transforms, and special functions.
5322. Foundations of Mathematics (3) (WI) P: MATH 3233, 3263; or equivalent. Fundamental concepts and structural development of mathematics. Non-Euclidean geometries, logic, Boolean algebra, and set theory. Construction of complex number systems. Transfi nite cardinal numbers and study of relations and functions. Topics developed as postulational systems.
5521. Readings and Lectures in Mathematics (3) Individual work with student.
5551. The Historical Development of Mathematics (3) P: MATH 3233; C: MATH 2172 or consent of instructor. History of mathematics from antiquity to present. Emphasis on study of signifi cant problems which prompted development of new mathematics. Uses computer resources and library for research of topics and solutions.
5581. Theory of Equations (3) P: MATH 2173 or consent of instructor. Topics include operations with complex numbers, De Moivre’s Theorem, properties of polynomial functions, roots of general cubic and quartic equations, methods of determining roots of equations of higher degree, and methods of approximating roots.
5601. Non-Euclidean Geometry (3) P: MATH 3233 or consent of instructor. Non-Euclidean geometries, finite geometries, and analysis of other geometries from point of view of properties which remain invariant under certain transformations.
5774. Programming for Research (3) Same as CSCI 5774 For graduate student who wishes to use computer science to meet required research skills of his or her dept. May not count toward MATH major or minor. P: General statistics course or consent of instructor. Emphasis on minimum-level programming skill and use of statistical packages.
5801. Probability Theory (3) P: MATH 2173 or 3307. Axioms of probability, random variables and expectations, discrete and continuous distributions, moment generating functions, functions of random variables, Central Limit Theorem, and applications.
6000. Introduction to Graduate Mathematics (3) May not be taken for credit after MATH 5101 or 6011.
P: Consent of director of graduate studies or advisor. Introduces advanced mathematics for beginning graduate students. Covers various proof methods and provides rigorous introduction to topics in logic, number theory, abstract algebra, and analysis.
6001. Matrix Algebra (3) P: MATH 3256 or consent of instructor. Properties of vectors and matrices and their applications.
6011, 6012. Modern Algebra I, II (3,3) P for 6011: MATH 3263 or equivalent; P for 6012: MATH 6011. Basic algebraic structures. Groups, rings, modules, integral domains, and fields.
6022. Theory of Numbers II (3) P: MATH 5021. Advanced topics in algebraic and analytic number theory.
6111, 6112. Introduction to Complex Variables I, II (3,3) P for 6111: MATH 5102; P for 6112: MATH 6111. I. Analytic functions, mapping of functions, differentiation and integration, power series, and residues. II. Integral functions, infinite products, Mittag-Leffler expansion, maximum modulus theorem, convex functions, the Schwarz-Christoffel transformation, analytic continuation, Riemann surfaces, and selected topics in functions of a complex variable.
6121, 6122. Real Variables I, II (3,3) P for 6121: MATH 5101 or consent of instructor; P for 6122: MATH 6121 or consent of instructor. I. Study of functions of one real variable and convergence of sequences and series of functions: functions of bounded variation, measures, measurable sets, measurable functions, convergence almost everywhere, absolutely continuous functions, Lebesque integration, differentiation, and the Fundamental Theorem of the Calculus. II. Lebesque spaces and associated inequalities, measures in Rn, measure spaces and the associated theory of integration and differentiation; the Radon-Nikodym Theorem with applications to probability and statistics.
6251, 6252. Advanced Placement Mathematics for Secondary Teachers I, II (3,3) May count toward certificate renewal or certifi cation in teaching gifted and talented students. May not count toward MA in mathematics. Intensive study of topics covered in Calculus AB and Calculus BC of advanced placement mathematics.
6271. Teaching Collegiate Mathematics (2) P: Consent of the instructor. Curricula and methods of teaching mathematics to adults in colleges and technical schools
APPROVED BY GRADUATE ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD, NOVEMBER 27, 2006
(GCC MINUTES, Wednesday, November 1, 2006)
The following Catalog revisions were approved by the GCC:
5220. Physical Geography Field Experience (3) 10 classroom hours of orientation and organization over a 2-week period followed by 3 weeks (15 working days) in a field location. P: GEOG 2200, 2250; or consent of instructor. Field-based introduction to basic aspects of physical geography research. Development of research questions, field techniques, use of modern instrumentation, and geographic analysis of field data.
5281, 5282, 5283. Selected Topics in Physical Geography (1,2,3) May be repeated for up to 6 s.h. P: Consent of instructor. Seminar on selected topic.
5393. Seminar in Human Geography (3) May be repeated for up to 6 s.h. P: Consent of instructor. Seminar on selected topic in economic-human geography.
5440. Techniques for Coastal Resource Analysis (3) P: GEOG 3410. Applies geographic information science to coastal resource management.
6100. History and Philosophy of Geography (3) Major paradigms constituting discipline of geography. Research frameworks within these paradigms.
6110. Research Design in Geography (3) For beginning graduate student. P: Graduate standing. Analysis of research procedures. Research objectives, literature searches, data collection design, data analysis techniques, and modes of presentation.
6150. Quantitative Methods in Geography (3) P: Introductory course in statistics or GEOG 3400. Advanced statistical methods related to geography.
6160. Field Geography (3) P: Dept consent. Advanced inquiry into development of field techniques and research methods in geography. Data collection, analysis, and writing from field sources.
6200. Research Methods in Physical Geography (3) Introduces field and lab methods typically used in research in geomorphology and other disciplines of physical geography.
6210. Advanced Fluvial and Hydrological Processes (3) Comprehensive examination of principles of surface water hydrology and fluvial geomorphology and their application to environmental problems.
6220. Advanced Coastal Geomorphology (3) Advanced examination of principles of coastal processes and geomorphology, and their application to environmental problems.
6230. Earth Surface Processes on the Coastal Plain (3) Detailed examination of the dominant geomorphic processes and sediment dynamics involved in the creation of landforms and the redistribution of sediments and contaminants in coastal plain environments. Emphasis on laboratory experimentation.
6291, 6292, 6293. Independent Study in Physical Geography (1,2,3) May be repeated for maximum of 6 s.h. May not count toward thesis research. P: Consent of instructor. Analysis of specific problem in physical geography under direct supervision of graduate faculty member.
6300. Seminar in Cultural Geography (3) For beginning graduate students. Comprehensive exposure to concepts, principles, and terminology of cultural geography. Problem solving and research through required papers.
6310. Seminar in Economic Geography (3) For beginning graduate students. Comprehensive exposure to concepts, principles, and terminology of economic geography. Problem solving and research through required papers.
6315. Advanced Geographic Images (3) Social and cultural images of space, place, and environment as produced and consumed through various media and at a variety of scales.
6320. Feminist Theories of Economy (3) Economy and development from feminist and geographical perspective.
6325. Advanced Population and Development (3) Demographic issues and population policies in relation to resource use and economic development.
6330. Global Restructuring of Agro-Food Systems (3) Contemporary trends in global restructuring of agro-food systems of industrialized and developing nations.
6335. Tourism Development (3) Traditional and emerging forms of tourism development as they transform economic, social, cultural, and environmental landscapes inside and outside the US.
6340. Advanced Medical Geography (3) Topics range from geographic patterns and processes of disease to locational aspects of health care delivery systems. GIS used to describe and analyze problems in medical geography. Students become acquainted with current research literature.
6345. Human Migration and Global Restructuring (3) Causes and consequences of human migration processes associated with political and economic restructuring in different regions of the globe.
6350. Seminar in Rural Development (3) Geographic theories and approaches used to study issues and problems facing rural areas.
6355. Rural Development Practicum (3) Contemporary approaches to project design, implementation, management, and evaluation. Applies course in grant writing, problem solving, community analysis, participatory action research, group facilitation, and project evaluation.
6390. Political Geography (3) Geographic factors in current national and world problems at advanced level.
6391, 6392, 6393. Independent Study in Human Geography (1,2,3) May be repeated for maximum of 6 s.h. P: Consent of instructor. Analysis of specific problem in human geography under direct supervision of graduate faculty member.
6400. Seminar in Geographic Information and Analysis (3) P: Consent of the instructor. Comprehensive exposure to concepts, principles, applications, and social implications of remote sensing, geographic information systems, and cartography.
6410. Advanced Cartography (3) P: Undergraduate course work in digital cartographic methods or consent of instructor. Readings, discussion, and independent investigation of cartography topics. Analytic cartography, spatial analysis, and visualization techniques.
6420. Advanced Remote Sensing (3) P: GEOG 3420 or consent of instructor. Interpretation of environmental phenomena recorded in digital data formats by remote sensing instruments. Advanced techniques of digital image processing for remotely sensed images.
6430. Advanced Geographic Information Systems (3) P: GEOG 3430 or consent of instructor. Advanced topics.
6440. Spatial Analysis of Coastal Environments (3) P: GEOG 3410 or equivalent. Applications of geographic information science to research in coastal environments.
6491, 6492, 6493. Independent Study in Geographic Techniques (1,2,3) May be repeated for maximum of 6 s.h. P: Consent of instructor. Analysis of specific problem in geographic techniques under direct supervision of graduate faculty member.
6510. Meteorological Measurement Systems (3) 2 lecture and 3 lab hours per week. Principles of meteorological instruments and measurement techniques; basic and advanced methods in data logging, processing, quality analysis and quality control; hands-on experience in labs, and practical training via independent field project.
6520. Atmosphere Turbulence (3) Mechanisms and characterization of atmospheric turbulence in terms of fluid dynamics and mathematical methods. Modeling and measurement techniques in study of atmospheric turbulence.
6530. Advanced Micrometeorology (3) Advanced measurement and modeling techniques and their use in micrometeorological research; estimation of exchange of momentum, mass and energy between Earth’s surface and lowest atmosphere, and their representation in large-scale meteorological models.
6540. Advanced Coastal Storms (3) Advanced dynamics, analysis, and forecasting of extratropical and tropical storms. History of storms in the Carolinas and current mitigation plans.
6550. Synoptic Meteorology and Forecasting (3) (S) Analysis and forecasting of mid-latitude weather systems as characterized by large-scale dynamics. Includes advanced techniques of weather analysis, map interpretation, and satellite and radar analysis.
6560. Applied Urban Climatology (3) (F) Impact of urbanization upon atmospheric processes, including energetic balance, precipitation, atmospheric circulation, and pollution.
6570. Advanced Hydrometeorology (3) Theory of atmospheric processes related to surface hydrology. Measurement, prediction, and climate analysis techniques of hydrometeorological variables and associated weather and hydrologic events.
6801, 6802, 6803. Internship in Geography (1,2,3) 60 hours of work responsibility required per semester hour of credit. P: 18 s.h. of graduate work in GEOG; consent of director of geography must be obtained during semester prior to internship. Application of advanced geographic principles in industrial, governmental, or business setting.
7000. Thesis (3) May be repeated. May count maximum of 6 s.h.
7001. Thesis: Summer Research (1) May be repeated. No credit may count toward degree. Students conducting thesis research may only register for this course during the summer.
7300. Seminar in Geography of Heritage (3) Geographic perspective on the nature of heritage and its cultural, political, and economic uses.
MPH: PUBLIC HEALTH
6011. Introduction to Epidemiology (3) Same as HLTH 6011 Introduces methods and concepts of epidemiologic research and application of epidemiology in public health and medicine.
6013. Behavioral Sciences and Health Education (3) Same as HLTH 6013 Introduces concepts of role of social factors in health and illness as well as health education/promotion. Overview of relationships between various social factors, with health outcomes. Includes theories and approaches of health education/promotion programs.
6020. Research Methods (3) Synthesize material from social and behavioral sciences, biostatistics, and epidemiology to better understand health problems.
6021. Epidemiology of Chronic Disease (3) P: MPH 6000, 6011; or consent of instructor. Practical information on chronic disease epidemiology, prevention, and control. Covers broad range of disease processes. Focuses on chronic diseases that account for large proportion of morbidity and mortality in population. Emphasizes risk factors that can be modified through public health interventions.
6022. Epidemiology of Infectious Disease (3) P: MPH 6000, 6011; or consent of instructor. Provides concepts involved in understanding causes, transmission, and control of infectious disease as well as policies, methods, and tools employed in surveillance, detection, investigation, control, and prevention of disease outbreaks.
6035. Interdisciplinary Rural Health (3) Same as NURS 6035 Theoretical base and skills for interdisciplinary rural health practice.
6050, 6051, 6052. Independent Study (1,2,3) May be repeated. May count a maximum of 6 s.h. toward degree. P: Consent of advisor. Study of topic not otherwise offered in public health curriculum or in greater depth than is possible within context of regular course.
6100. Aging and Health (3) Same as GERO 6100; SOCI 6100 P: Consent of instructor or Center on Aging associate director for educational programs. Analysis of behavioral, social, and cultural influences upon health status of older adults and intervention strategies.
6610. Nutrition and Public Health Issues (3) Same as NUTR 6610 P: Consent of instructor. Examines science base for community nutrition, including problem identification, interpretation of nutritional data and scientific issues, public health policy, societal and health trends, and emerging legislative issues related to nutrition and public health.
6670. Public Health Perspectives on Maternal and Child Health (3) P: Enrollment in Master of Public Health degree program or permission of instructor. Introduces students to maternal and child health (MCH), with primarily a domestic focus. Emphasis on understanding the role policies and programmatic issues play in MCH. Students will gain an understanding of key issues for MCH populations.
6901. Internship in Public Health (3) Provides experiential learning in public health setting supervised by preceptor. Focuses on integrating public health concepts in interdisciplinary health care environment.
6991, 6992. MPH Professional Paper (2,1) Capstone course. Includes applied learning experience that typically leads to public health action, intervention, or increase in knowledge useful to public health practice. Paper may take many forms but summarizes project selected by student and defended before student’s committee, which includes a senior-level public health practitioner.