The following list shows Disciplinary Foundation Courses in nanoscience available to Master students. Courses are offered either at UNCG or at NC A&T State University, as indicated. Master of Science students seeking more advanced courses in their area of interest may choose additional courses from the list of Advanced Nanoscience Electives after discussing their choice with the student’s program advisor.

Disciplinary Foundation Courses

Biology

Description

Credit Hours

University

BIO-504:

Advanced Topics in Cell Biology

Advanced treatment of cell biology covering selected topics such as gene regulation, protein sorting, cell cycle control, apoptosis. Lectures and discussion of research articles.

(3:3)

UNCG

BIO-595:

Advanced Genetics

Selected topics in genetics at an advanced level. Emphasis placed on comparative view of molecular mechanisms underlying animal and plant development.

(3:3)

UNCG

BIO-543:

Biophysics

Cellular biophysics with emphasis on the physical properties of membranes, including membrane transport mechanisms and electrical properties of membranes.

(3:3)

UNCG

BIO-540:

Genes and Signals

Regulation of gene expression in bacteria, yeast, and higher eukaryotes and how such regulatory systems have evolved.

(3:3)

UNCG

Chemistry

Description

Credit Hours

University

CHE-553:

Advanced Organic Chemistry

Advanced topics in organic chemistry with special emphasis on reaction mechanisms and stereochemistry.

(3:3)

UNCG

CHE-632:

Advanced Analytical Chemistry

Current research activities in the analytical area, primarily for first-year graduate students. Four areas emphasized: chemical equilibrium, spectroscopy, separations, and electrochemistry.

(3:3)

UNCG

CHE-641:

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry II

Group theory, its applications, and other topics in advanced inorganic chemistry.

(3:3)

UNCG

CHE-661:

Advanced Physical Chemistry I

Selected topics in quantum chemistry, spectroscopy, statistical thermodynamics, and chemical kinetics will be developed with attention to methods of application.

(3:3)

UNCG

Computational Science

Description

Credit Hours

University

CSC-640:

Software Engineering

Organization and scheduling of software engineering projects and structured software design. Specification methods, metrics, software engineering tools, design, prototyping, version control, and testing.

(3:3)

UNCG

CSC-653:

Advanced Theory of Computation

Computability theory: Church-Turing thesis (Turing machines, variants, other models); decidability (decidable and undecidable problems for automata and grammars, the halting problem); reducibility (undecidability of mathematical truth).

(3:3)

UNCG

CSC-656:

Foundations of Computer Science

Introduces the mathematical foundations that support advanced studies in computer science including computer programming and the analysis of algorithms.

(3:3)

UNCG

CSC-661:

Advanced Database Systems

Modern database models. User interface and operations. Applications design. Introduction to multi-database systems: interoperability and data integration. Selected topics of current interest.

(3:3)

UNCG

Engineering

Description

Credit Hours

University

CHEN-655:

Nanostructured Materials and Engineering Applications

This course reviews and analyzes modern chemical engineering material processing technologies. Chemical vapor deposition, crystallization, electrochemical deposition, electroplating and super critical fluid-based processing techniques for the production of nanostructured materials are discussed. This course also covers the effects of parameters (such as lattice structure, material composition, nucleation, crystal growth phenomena, chemical bonding, etc.) on the catalytic, electronic, optical and physical properties of metallic and ceramic materials.

(3:3)

NC A&T

ELEN-614:

Integrated Circuit Fabrication Methods

This course presents the various processes utilized in the fabrication of semiconductor integrated circuits. Oxidation, diffusion, ion implantation, metalization, and epitaxial processes will be discussed. Limits on device design and performance will be considered.

(3:3)

NC A&T

Mathematics

Description

Credit Hours

University

MAT-546:

Partial Differential Equations with Applications

Fourier integrals, Bessel functions, Legendre polynomials and their applications. Existence and uniqueness of solutions to boundary value problems.

(3:3)

UNCG

MAT-624:

Numerical Mathematics

Functional analytic treatment of computation, approximation, optimization, interpolation, smoothing equations, linear systems, differential equations. Emphasis on the mathematical development and analysis of numerical techniques.

(3:3)

UNCG

MAT-695:

Real Analysis

Lebesque measure; the Lebesque integral; differentiation and integration, the classical Banach spaces; metric spaces, topological spaces, compact spaces; Banach spaces, measure and integration, measure and outer measure; the Daniell integral; mappings of measure spaces.

(3:3)

UNCG

STA-651:

Mathematical Statistics

Requisite mathematics; distribution and integration with respect to a distribution. Theory of random variable and probability distributions. Sampling distributions, statistical estimation, and tests of significance. Random processes. Numerical examples.

(3:3)

UNCG

Nutrition

Description

Credit Hours

University

NTR-625:

Gene Expression and Protein Metabolism

Integration of cell biology and protein metabolism in relation to gene expression and regulation of enzyme activity in mammalian cells. Critical analysis of recent literature.

(2:2)

UNCG

NTR-626:

Energy, Carbohydrate, Lipid Metabolism

Analysis of energy intake and metabolism; carbohydrate and lipid absorption, transport, and tissue-specific utilization. Clinical applications. Critical analysis of recent literature.

(2:2)

UNCG

NTR-627:

Antioxidants and Bioactive Food Components

Metabolism and function of selected bioactive food components, such as flavonoids, stanols and sterols, anthocyanins, carotenoids, polyphenolics, indole-3-carbinol. Clinical applications. Critical analysis of recent literature.

(2:2)

UNCG

NTR-628:

Vitamins and Minerals

Metabolism functions of selected vitamins. Regulation of selected trace metals emphasizing nutrient-gene interactions. Clinical applications. Critical analysis of recent literature.

(2:2)

UNCG

Physics

Description

Credit Hours

University

PHYS-615:

Electromagnetic Theory I

This course is an advanced study of electromagnetic phenomena which covers : electromagnetic properties of matter; propagation, radiation, and absorption of electromagnetic waves; simple radiating systems, special relativity; co-variant electrodynamics; radiation by moving charges.

(3:3)

NC A&T

PHYS-620:

Quantum Mechanics I

This is an advanced study of quantum theory which covers the fundamental concepts and formulations: theory of measurement with application to simple physical systems, operator formalism, symmetries and invariance, system of identical particles, angular momentum and the theory of spin, variational and perturbation approximation technique, time-dependent perturbation theory and radiation, scattering theory with applications.

(3:3)

NC A&T

PHYS-630:

Statistical Mechanics

This course covers fundamentals of classical and quantum statistical mechanics: statistical ensembles and distributions functions, non-interacting particles, ideal Fermi and Bose system, treatment of interacting systems, phase transitions, approaches to collective phenomena.

(3:3)

NC A&T

Technology

Description

Credit Hours

University

ECT-614:

Microelectronics Fabrication Technology

This course provides basic lab works on processes as wafer preparation, oxidation, photolithography, doping and deposition used in semiconductor device fabrication. Wafer test equipments, measurement/evaluation techniques, as well as clean room microcontamination control and operation/safety practices are taught through industry field trips and hands-on experiments. Economics and industrial production control issues are examined. Students project on simple mask-making, and fabricating a working transistor-based IC.

(3:3)

NC A&T

MFG-651:

Principles of Robotics

This course emphasizes the study of robotics principles and logic control manipulators towards the total integration into a flexible manufacturing system.

(3:3)

NC A&T

MFG-674:

Study of Automation and Control Systems

This course emphasizes the study of automation and control system to include application of PLC, CAD, CAM, CNC, sensors and robotics to simulate a total computer integrated manufacturing (CIM environment).

(3:3)

NC A&T

MSIT-673:

Industrial Productivity Measurement and Analysis

Study of work measurement and method analysis towards establishing work standards and measuring productivity in industries.

(3:3)

NC A&T

Business/Management

Description

Credit Hours

University

MBA-701:

Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making

Quantitative methods and spreadsheet skills to support management practice and decision making. Topics include statistical hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, regression analysis, optimization modeling, decision analysis and risk analysis.

(3:3)

UNCG

MBA-702:

Financial and Managerial Accounting

Introduction to financial and managerial accounting. Topics include financial statements, financial analysis of those statements, cost accounting, and accounting’s role in managerial decision-making.

(3:3)

UNCG

MBA-703:

Economic Environment of the Firm

Economic theory to analyze markets, competitive and non-competitive firm behavior, market structure, government regulation, and current and historical fiscal, monetary and exchange rate policy changes within the global financial environment.

(3:3)

UNCG

MBA-704:

Leadership Assessment and Career Enhancement

Through assessment and feedback, leadership strengths and developmental needs are identified to enhance career strategies and competencies.

(3:3)

UNCG

MBA-706:

Marketing Management

Issues related to the marketing process, major trends and forces that are changing the marketing landscape, marketing information, building and managing brands, marketing strategy and roles of ethics in marketing.

(3:3)

UNCG

MBA-710:

Ethical Leadership and Sustainable Business

Principles of effective leadership and models of ethics are integrated to better understand the complementary and competing pressures, for and against, the creation and maintenance of a sustainable business model.

(3:3)

UNCG

ACCT-708:

Seminar in Financial Concepts

The course will examine basic concepts and tools to provide integrative coverage of accounting and finance. Accounting topics include the interpretation, analysis and use of accounting information, including basic accounting procedures, budgeting, cost tracking and cost/profit analysis. Finance topics include concepts and techniques for planning and managing the acquisition and allocation of financial resources, including cost of capital, capital structure and capital budgeting. Coverage of these areas will be integrated by examining the basic contributions of each are to the decision processes for raising and allocating funds and the purposes they serve in assisting lenders and investors in assessing financial capacity and performance.

(3:3)

NC A&T

BUAD-705:

Methods in Business Analysis

This course focuses on building an understanding of mathematical analysis techniques necessary to solve complex business problems from a wide range of business areas, including inventory, customer service, sales, and quality management. Basic statistical concepts and statistical process improvement are covered. Students will use a variety of computer software packages including Microsoft Excel and SPSS.

(3:3)

NC A&T

BUAD-712:

Foundations of Enterprise Management

This course provides an understanding of key themes related to successful enterprise management, and discussions of the interpersonal and intellectual skills necessary to contribute to a highly competitive and globalized business environment. Topics include the globalization of commerce, marketing and market systems, competitive strategy, perspectives on legal and ethical business conduct, information technology, and the elements of quality. Individual and team competencies are developed using materials that involve interpersonal skills, problem-solving, and case analysis.

(3:3)

UNCG