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300H. Introduction to Engineering Honors Research (1)

Prerequisites: ENGR200H, Junior standing.
Introduction to engineering research for honors students, including proposal writing, literature reviews, formal research methods and publication of results. Introduction to departmental honors program advisors and exposure to active areas of research in the college.
Credit/No Credit grading only.

302. Energy and Environment: A Global Perspective (3)

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation requirements, one or more Exploration courses, and upper-division standing.
Renewable/nonrenewable energy sources, including fossil fuels, nuclear, solar, wind, wave, geothermal, hydroelectric and biomass. Available resources, market, trends, and technology. Energy conservation, balance, alternatives, social, cultural, and political impacts. Ecosystem, human-induced climate changes. Environment and power generation, pollution, ozone depletion. Recycling.
(Lecture-Problem 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

310. Business Communications in Engineering Profession (3)

Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1), COMM 110 all with a grade of "C" or better.
Basic concepts for understanding/practice of communication in world of business for managers and professionals. Language/conversations in business and role in coordinating actions, resolving breakdowns in work and customer satisfaction. Business writing formats, formal report, business conversation. International, technical, and linguistic developments in business communication.
Credit/No Credit grading only. (Lecture-Problem 3 hours) May be used to satisfy the GWAR. Students who have failed the WPE at least once can take the course and submit a portfolio at the end for GWAR credit that will be issued if the student passes the portfolio that is reviewed by a committee.

340. Guitar Electronics: Engineering Sound (3)

Prerequisites: Upper division standing, GE Foundation requirements, one course from G.E. category Blb.
Historical review of electro-magnetic principles and their application to the reproduction, modification, and creation of sound. The electric guitar, its amplifiers, and special effects devices (analog and digital) will be used to gain practical experience. Electrical safety, physiology and physics of the ear.
Not open for credit to students with credit in EE 333. (Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

350. Computers, Ethics and Society (3)

Prerequisites: 3 units from GE Category A.1 (Writing) and 3 units from GE Category D (Social and Behavioral Science).
Examination of the social impact of information technologies. Topics include a survey of the technology (software, hardware and key applications), ethical obligations of specialists, the computer in the workplace, shifts of power, privacy, and legal issues related to computing.
(Lecture-problems 3 hrs)

360. Robotic Technology in Health Care (3)

Explores various robotic innovations developed for biomedical applications and their global impact on the quality of patient care, economy, and policy through new methods and tools for diagnosis and treatment, clinical training, education, and rehabilitation.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Problems 3 hours)

361. Scientific Research Communication (3)

Prerequisite: G.E. foundation courses; score of 11 or higher on the GWAR Placement Examination or successfully completed the necessary portfolio course that is a prerequisite for a GWAR Writing Intensive Capstone.
Introduction to technical writing for students pursuing research careers. Accessing and using research literature. Writing technical and research reports for various purposes and audiences. Oral presentation of research and scientific information.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as HHS 361, CLA 361, and NSCI 361. Not open for credit to students with credit in HHS 361, CLA 361, or NSCI 361.(Lecture 3 hours)

370. Astronautics and Space (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Exploration courses, and upper-division standing.
Combines the disciplines of space engineering with economics, human physiology, satellite meteorology, earth resources and environmental science, astronautics and space exploration. Emphasis on oral and written communications, numeracy and use of computers. Extensive use of computer animation, videographics and the Internet.
(Lecture–problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

390. Information and Communication Technology for Sustainability (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of GE Foundation requirements and upper-division standing. Students must have scored 11 or higher on the GWAR Placement Examination or completed the necessary portfolio course that is a prerequisite for a GWAR Writing Intensive Capstone.
Corequisites: ENGR 350 or other ethics course, or consent of instructor
Information and communication technology and Sustainability. Concepts for understanding and analyzing the sustainability of a given engineering context. Application domains relevant for sustainability engineering such as climate change, smart systems, and gamification. Systems thinking approaches and development of feasible future scenarios.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 2 hours, Activities 2 hours)

392. Water: People, Politics, and Processes (3)

Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
Explores the impact of water resources management on society, economy, and governance through socio-political and hydrological overviews as well as both domestic and international case studies.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as I/ST 350. Not open for credit to students with credit in I/ST 350. (Lecture-Problems 3 hours.)

492B. Internship In Engineering (3)

Prerequisites: Major in the College of Engineering, completion of 9 units of upper division COE coursework, a 2.5 GPA overall or 2.75 GPA in the student's major, and consent of instructor prior to registration.
Qualifying students must provide contact information for the major- or career-related assignment in private industry or in public agencies for which the course is being used. The position may be either a volunteer or paid work assignment. The instructor is required to visit the work site. Learning assignments will be arranged through the Career Development Center and the instructor. Final written report required.
Minimum of 120 hours of field experience required. Credit/No Credit grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters. (Activity 6 hours)

496. Advanced Biomedical Research Methods (3)

Prerequisites: Upper Division standing, completion of the GE Foundation, one or more Explorations courses, and HHS 361 or CLA 361 or ENGR 361 or NSCI 361
An advanced study of the theoretical and practical aspects of conducting biomedical research including hypothesis formulation, experimental design, assessment of error within empirical data, and the preparation of sound and fundable grant proposals.
Letter Grade Only (A-F). Same course as NSCI 496. Not open for credit to students with credit in NSCI 496. (Lecture 3 hours)

496H. Honors Directed Research (1-3)

Prerequisite: Junior Standing.
Theoretical, experimental, or industrial problems in an area approved by the Honors Advisor requiring advanced analysis culminating in a substantial report.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated for a maximum of 3 units with same topic in different semesters.

498H. Honors Thesis (1-3)

Prerequisite: Senior Standing.
Planning, preparation and completion of a thesis or project, in an area approved by the Honors Advisor.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated for a maximum of 3 units with same topic in different semesters.


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