Iowa State University Experimental Course Descriptions
Experimental courses do not appear in the official catalog listings.
For further information regarding when experimental courses are offered
check the Schedule of Classes.
Other catalogs: 2005-2007, 2007-2009
Accounting 533. Data Management for Decision
Makers. (Same as MIS 533). See Management Information Systems in 03-05
Accounting 593X. Financial Statement Analysis and
Valuation. Cr. 3. Prereq: 386 and 387 or 592. The course's goal
is to help students understand how to use financial statement analysis
to value the firm. Topics covered will help students to effectively assess
how well a firm's financial statements reflect the economic effects of
the firm's strategies for managing its resources. Students will also learn
how to construct proforma financial information that will serve as inputs
to valuation models.
Aerospace Engineering 290X. Independent Study. Cr.
var. Prereq: Approval of the department.
Aerospace Engineering 443X. Aircraft Icing. Cr. 3.
Prereq: 343. Rothmayer. Multiphase continuum mechanics and thermodynamics
of gas, liquid and solid phases. Principles of latent heat transfer. Properties
of multiphase systems. Applications to aircraft icing modeling, simulation
and wind tunnel scaling. Engineering applications.
Aerospace Engineering 522X. Design and Analysis of Fiber Reinforced
Composite Structures. Cr. 3. Prereq: E M 324. Dayal. Concepts of
fiber reinforced composite materials. Matrix materials, composites testing,
structure design using composite materials, strength of composite materials,
composite manufacturing and machining methods, joining and repair of composite
Aerospace Engineering 591X. Graduate Student Seminar
Series. (Same as EM 591X). Cr. R. Prereq: Graduate classification.
Tsai. Presentation of professional topics by department graduate students.
Development of presentation skills used in a professional conference setting
involving question and answer format.
African American Studies 106X. Black Community Leadership and
its Development. Cr. 3. Prereq: Instructor permission required.
Perry. An analysis of African oriented leadership from historical and
contemporary, domestic, and international perspectives will provide an
additional backdrop for gaining basic knowledge and understanding of leadership
and its relationship to the African Diaspora and its communities.
African American Studies 578X. Pedagogy, Equality of Opportunity,
and the Education of Blacks in the United States. (Same as C I 578X) See
Curriculum and Instruction.
Agricultural Education and Studies 113X. Access to Success Seminar.
Cr. 1. Prereq: Concurrent enrollment in AMES Learning Community. A
course that orients AMES program participants. Introduction to campus
resources, encouragement of self-exploration and development of academic
skills, agriculture professional development. Offered on a satisfactory-fail
grading basis only.
Agricultural Education and Studies 451X. Agricultural Law. Cr.
4. Prereq: Senior classification. McEowen. The legal framework impinging upon decision-making by farm firms, families, and individuals, real and personal property, contracts, secured transactions, negotiable instruments, debtor-creditor relations, bankruptcy, organization of farm firms, intergeneration property transfers, trusts, insurance, liabilities, environmental law, federal and state regulatory powers. Nonmajor graduate credit.
Agricultural Education and Studies 452X. Legal Issues in Agriculture.
Cr. 2. Prereq: Econ 101. McEowen. Designed for off-campus programs in agriculture. Offered as demand warrants. The legal framework impinging on decision-making by individuals, families, and firms in agriculture; ownership and transfer of real property; commercial law including secured transactions, sales, and negotiable instruments; bankruptcy; income tax planning and management; estate and business planning for the farm family; civil liabilities; water law; environmental law; governmental regulation of agriculture. Nonmajor graduate credit.
Agricultural Education and Studies 680X. Participatory Evaluation
Using Qualitative Inquiry. Cr. 3. Prereq: 524 or 604 or Hg Ed 597 or
Soc 513 or HPC 580 or permission of instructor. Theory and practice
of participatory evaluation used in extension and non-governmental organizations
to assess agriculture and natural resource management education programs.
Emphasis on qualitative approaches. Students will critically reflect on
impact of evaluation methodologies on democratic practice, capacity-building,
social justice, learning in organizations, and sustainable rural development.
Agricultural Engineering 160X. Engineering Problems with Computer
Applications Laboratory. Cr. 3. Prereq: Satisfactory scores on mathematics
placement exams; credit or enrollment in Math 142, Math 165. Solving
engineering problems and presenting solutions through technical reports.
Significant figures. Use of SI units. Graphing and curve fitting. Introduction
to material balance, mechanics, electrical circuits, statistics, energy,
mass balance, and engineering economy. Use of spreadsheet programs to
solve and present engineering problems. Solution of engineering problems
using Visual Basic programming language.
Agricultural Systems Technology 103X. Experiencing Agricultural
Systems Technology. Cr. 1 Prereq: AST majors only. Brumm. Laboratory-based,
team oriented experiences in a spectrum of topics common to the practice
of agricultural systems technology. Report writing, internships, competencies,
electronic portfolios, industry visits.
Agricultural Systems Technology 372X. Religion and Agricultural
Sustainability. (Same as RELIG 372X). Cr. 3. Kanway and Sanford. Religious
and ethical dimensions of sustainable agricultural practices; comparative
examination of specific agricultural issues focusing in indigenous religions
and religions of Asia. Nonmajor graduate credit.
Agricultural Systems Technology 433X. Precision Farming Systems Advanced Concepts and Applications. Cr. 3. Prereq: Math 140 or equivalent; admission to Master of Agriculture program; permission of instructor. Tim. Technologies for precision resource management. Geospatial information technologies for precision agriculture (geographic information systems, global positioning systems, remote sensing systems). Sensing and sampling strategies in precision agriculture. Data mining and visualization. Building input recommendations. Systems for precision agriculture, equipment, software uses, legal and social issues, and production economics. Advanced concepts and the future of precision agriculture. Designed for master of agriculture program. Nonmajor graduate credit.
Agronomy 312X. Crop Management Decision Making. Cr. 3. Prereq:
114 recommended. Development of solutions to complex crop management
problems in consultation with a producer-client. Emphasis on integration
of biological, physical, chemical, and economic components within a crop
management system using geographical information systems. Must be taken
in a course cluster with 356, Econ 330, and Engl 311X.
Agronomy 596. Graduate Travel Course. Cr. var. Prereq: Permission
of instructor. Limited enrollment. Tour and study of research and
education programs and practices in major drop regions of the world. Location
and duration of tours will vary. Travel expenses paid by students. Check
with department for current offerings.
A. International Tour
B. Domestic Tour
American Indian Studies 342X. American Indian Women Writers. (Same
as W S 342X; Same as Engl 342X). Cr. 3. Prereq: Engl 105. Larson.
Literature of American Indian women writers which examines their social,
political, and cultural roles in the United States. Exploration of American
Indian women's literary, philosophical, and artistic works aimed at recovering
elements of identity, redescribing stereotypes, resisting colonization,
and constructing femininity. Nonmajor graduate credit.
American Indian Studies 349X. American Indians in Law, Literature,
and Social Sciences. Cr. 3. Prereq: 199. Appreciation of oral and
written forms reflecting American Indian interaction with Law, Literature,
and the Social Sciences. Understanding of ways and means by which communities
of difference interact. Focus on dialogic communications that emphasize
similarity rather than difference in interdisciplinary relationships.
Animal Ecology 450X. Perspectives in Wildlife Conservation. Cr.
3. History of wildlife science, management and conservation from incipient
ecology to the present day. Readings, discussion, case studies and student
presentations will illuminate central themes and enduring dilemmas.
Animal Ecology 506X. Renewable Resource Public Policy. Cr. 2.
Prereq: Introductory natural resource course and completion of BA or
BS degree or permission of instructor. Current issues in natural resource
management with emphasis on public policy. Discussion and debate of issues.
Public policy presentations by leaders of state and federal management
Animal Ecology 575X. Quantitative Techniques in Field Ecology.
Cr. 3. Prereq: Stat 401. Otis. The primary intended audience is
graduate students who are early on in their coursework and research program.
The course will be relevant to both terminal M.S. students and Ph.D. candidates.
Topics will be intended to serve 3 purposes: 1) provide basic design and
analysis tools that can be useful to students both in their graduate program
and their future career, 2) expose students to current topics that are
complementary to other quantitative course, 3) provide a foundation for
more advanced courses in quantitative ecology.
Animal Science 321X. Livestock and the Environment. Cr. 2. Prereq:
Junior classification, An S 114. Russell. Relationship of livestock
production to environmental quality. Management approaches to prevent
environmental damage associated with livestock production systems.
Animal Science 321LX. Environmental Management of Livestock Laboratory.
Cr. 1. Prereq: Junior classification, An S 319, credit or current enrollment
in An S 321X. Russell. Use of computer models to develop nutrient
management plans for livestock to minimize excretion of nutrients associated
with air and water pollution. Development of pasture management plans
to maintain forage, soil, and water quality. Methods to measure and manage
the effects of livestock production on environmental quality.
Animal Science 346X. Real-time Ultrasound Techniques to Determine
Body Composition. Cr. 2. Prereq: 270 and 345. Rouse and Baas. The
principles of real-time ultrasound. Provide hands on experience using
real-time ultrasound to collect and interpret cross-sectional and longitudinal
images to determine rib eye area, fat cover and intramuscular fat in both
beef cattle and swine.
Animal Science 416X. Horse Management Marketing Enterprise. Cr.
2. Prereq: An S major, 115, 216, 316, 319 and permission of instructor.
Miller-Auwerda. Intensified management of equine enterprises. Application
of applied research and progressive husbandry practices in marketing horses.
Industry contact and visitation encouraged.
Animal Science 417X. Horse Management Breeding Enterprise. Cr.
2. Prereq: 216, 331, AnS major. Intensified management of equine
enterprises. Application of applied research and progressive husbandry
in breeding horses. Industry contact and visitation encouraged.
Animal Science 435X. Applied Dairy Farm Evaluation. Cr. 3. Prereq:
434, Econ 330. Evaluate nutrition, reproduction, milk quality, breeding,
and related management practices of commercial dairy herds in a case study
format. Students will apply knowledge gained in the classroom to commercial
dairy farm situations and develop skills in information gathering, decision
making, problem solving, and interpersonal communications. Nonmajor graduate
Animal Science 445X. Growth and Development of Domestic Animals.
(Dual-listed with 545X.) Cr. 3. Prereq: Biol 301 or Gen 320. Reecy.
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