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SAFE 399 Experience in Cooperative Education II Oc-01-Ocr

Prerequisites: SAFE 299 and GPA of 2.0 or better
Represents the second experience in a program designed to combine class-
room theory with practical application through job-related experiences.
Open to Safety Sciences majors and minors before completing the required
Safety Sciences internship or achieving senior status for minors. Students
are employed by organizations where there is an ongoing hazard control
program under the direction of an experienced safety professional.

SAFE 401 Mine Ventilation 2c-3l-3cr

Prerequisites: MATH 122. PHYS 112. SAFE 102. or consent
A study of mine ventilation principles and practices which provide a basic
knowledge in design and operation of mine ventilation systems. Topics of
airflow physics, ventilation standards, fan fundamentals, pressure losses.
required air flows, and overall design arc discussed Specific problems m
mine ventilation are solved. Offered occasionally.

SAFE 410 Environmental Safety and Health Regulations 3c-0l-3er
Prerequisites: ( HI M 102, SAFE 220

Provides a working know ledge of federal env ironmenlal legislation and
their practical application in the work environment. Environmental laws
covered include the Clean Water Act. the Clean Air Act. the Resource
Conservation and Recover} Act. the Comprehensive I nv ironmenlal
Response. Compensation, and I lability Act. and other related environmen-
tal laws. (Offered as SAFE 210 prior to 200f



Designed to leach a systems-based approach to managing safely programs,
hazards, and risk An emphasis is placed on understanding proactive

approaches to conducting pre hazard ami life-cycle safety analyses ol
activities operations and developing safety system documentation (e.g.,
policies, objectives, goals, performance measures, plans, committee
charters, safety procedures, work procedures, audit plans, ami accident
investigation reports).

SAFE 420 I. aw and Ethics in the Safety Profession 3c-()l-3cr

Prerequisite: Junior standing

Examines ethical and legal issues that present themselves to practii
safety professionals. Students identify and evaluate these issues in terms of
their own value system, as well as legal and prudent practice within the
safety, health, and environmental profession Specific reference is made to
participation of the safety professional in workers' compensation cases.
Occupational Safety and Health Rev aw Commission hearings, class action
suits, and trials by jury.

SAKE 430 Recognition, Evaluation, and Control of

Occupational Health Hazards II 3c-31-4cr

Prerequisites: BIOL 155, ( HEM 102. PHYS 112

Provides an understanding of selected physical and biological stressors in the

workplace that may present occupational health hazards to workers.

Students learn to anticipate, identify, evaluate, and control physical and

biological stressors in the workplace. Emphasizes adverse health effects

from excessive exposures, workplace standards, sampling and analytical

methods, and control options. Concludes with discussions that focus on the

effective development and implementation of a comprehensive safety and

health program.

SAFE 441 Accident Investigation 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisites: SAFE 101. junior standing or consent
Focuses on various aspects of accident investigation such as recent theories
associated with accident causes, investigative techniques, data acquisition,
structure of investigative reports, management responsibilities, and remedial
actions. Particular emphasis on determining sequence of cv ents to develop
management actions which prevent recurrence of accidents.

SAFE 442 Current Issues in Safety 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisite: SAFE 211 or permission

Examines the emerging issues currently laced by the env ironmenlal. salctv.
and health (I Sill practitioner that extend beyond the conventional areas of
academic preparation. In addition, explores certification, ethics, compliance
issues, quality management, worldw ide concerns, and other common issues
Each student researches and presents information on specific item of
current relevance in the safely profession.

SAFE 443 Construction Safety 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisites: SAFE 21 I and junior standing or permission
Provides an in-depth coverage of hazard recognition, evaluation, and
control principles for the variety of phases ol construction Information
regarding the development ol a construction safety program along with
extensive coverage of federal standards related to the construction industry
is also provided.

SAKE 461 \ir Pollution 3c-0l-3cr

Prerequisite: SAFE 410 or permission

Focuses on major aspects ol the air pollution problem Includes sources of
pollution, evaluation and engineering of pollutants, government regula-
tions, atmospheric chemistry and dispersion, and human and nonhuman
effects Particular emphasis on information thai is practical u>i the safe-

iv management, industrial health, Ol env ironmenlal health professional

s\l I 462 Radiological Health 3c-OI-3cr

A siudv ol problems associated with ionizing radiation in human environ-
ment. Emphasizes biological effects, radiation measurement, dose compu-
tational techniques, exposure control, and local and federal regulations
Stud} and use oi various radiological instruments included.



SAFE 412 Hazard Prevention Management II
Prerequisite: SAFE 212



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SAFE 4d5 Righl-lii-Kiiuvv I cgislation
Prerequisites: SAI I 301, 31 I. or instructor permission



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i ..\cis both the k-tli-i.il .mil selected stale right to know laws and related
legislation Discusses the scope, application, and enforcement ol the
various law v including specifii legal and moral obligations Strategics urc
explored and developed to identif) the means bj which employers con gain
compliance with regulator} requirement!

s\ii 4-11 i lee) Safe!) !c-0l-3cr

Prerequisites: SAFI and junioi standing
Includes topics involved with the dcvclopmcni and operation ol flccl
safe!) programs drivei selection and tra deni investigation and

recordkeeping, equipment safet) Features, preventative maintenance, and
drivei incentive programs Although .ill modes ol transportation mil
initial!) be discussed, the Focus is on motoi fleel operations (< Iffcred .is
s\i I 170 prioi to

s\ii 4"2 Process Safet) In the ( hemical Industry lc-01-3cr

Prerequisites: sxii 101, 111 145, and senioi standing oi instructoi

permission

Covers .ill important aspects ol loss prevention as ii is practiced in the

chemical process industries Prepares the safet) professional so thai be she

ma) be able to work more effective!) with chemists and chemical engineers

in joint hazard identification, evaluation, and control projects

SAFE 4,Nii Healthcare Safer) Management 3c-01-3cr

Prerequisite: lunioi standing

An investigation into the safet) and environmental health issues encoun-
tered in a healthcare environment, ["he Focus is on hospital safety How-
ever, healthcare facilities in general will also he touched upon (e.g., nursing
homes, outpatient Facilities, clinics, etc.) (Offered .is S \l I ; s<> Institu
tJonal Safet) Management prior to 2008 09)

s\it 4SI special Ibplcs var-l-3cr

Prerequisite: As appropriate to course content
Offered on an experimental or temporar) basis to explore topics not
included in the established curriculum A given topic may he offered undei

an) special topic identit) no more than three limes Special topics

numbered 481 are primarily for upper-level undergraduate students.

-s\M 482 Independent Study var-l-3cr

Prerequisite: Prioi approval through advisor, facult) member,
department chairperson, dean, and Provost's Office
Students with interest in independent study of a topic not offered in the

curriculum ma) propose a plan of stud) in conjunction with a (acuity
member Vpproval is based on academic appropriateness and availability oi

resources

SAFI 4HX Internship I2cr

Prerequisites: Senior standing, all required courses in major, minimum
3 ii cumulative GPA and 3.2 GPA in major, and departmental consent

Student conducts a practicum ai an approved occupational setting. Student
is required to complete tour major projects which will he developed in
collaboration between the faculty supervisor and the internship supervisor.
Student is accountable to an on-site supervisor and required to remain in

close contact with a Safet) Sciences faculty coordinator.

SAI I 493 Internship \ar l-6er

Prerequisites: Senior standing, all required courses in major

Applies hazard assessment and management practices to actual workplace
safety issues, which requires the Student to visit workplace sites \ two-hour

week]) debriefing session involves the students in developing their written
and oral communication skills All SAFb students are required to take an
internship, cither SAFE 4ss or SAFE 493



SCI: Science

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

S( I mi Fundamentals of Physics 2c-2l-2.5cr

Prerequisite: Elemental) Education major or instructor permission
A conceptual course in physics lor 1 lementai) 1 ducaiion majors, High
school physics is not a prerequisite (lass and lab presentations concentrate

upon dispelling naive concepts and developing a hctter understanding and



appreciation ol th< physical world li motion hi

sound electricit) magnetism and thi with

everyda) experiences Does not fulfill the I ibenl studies requirement

except loi majors in I lenient. n\ I diu.it and I art) < hildho

n. mi PrcK < M. ..I. 6

s< i |02 i undamentali ol < hemlstr) 2c-2i J ; o

Prerequisite: I lementar) Education majoi oi instructoi permission
\ survc) oi chemical print iples and com epts I he nature oi clicnuc.il
reactions as applied to lectin. ihcii application ihc

world of consumer chemistr) is explored l*hi develop a chemi-

cal literac) foi the student V series ol laborator) exercises develop
cepl understand^ s skills includes some indiv idual and group

projet i - I >o.s n..i fulfill the I iberal Studies requirement except foi m i
in I lementar) I ducation and I arl) < hildhood I ducaiion PreK

SCI IH3 Fundamentals ol Earth and span Science 2c-2l-2.5cr

Prerequisites: SCI 101 10

An introduction to geology, astronomy, oceanography, and meteon
Foi I lementar) 1 ducaiion majors I mpbasizes the understanding ol large-
scale processes and how the earth, solar system, and universe work Lab ex-
periences include hands-on work with earth materials and with instruments

from Subjects, maps, and field trips, winch may occur during class times.

nights, and weekends. Does not fulfill the I iberal Studies requirement ex-
cept loi majors in I lementar) I ducaiion and I arl) < hildhood Education
PreK Grade 6

SCI 1(14 Fundamentals <>l Environmental Biolog) 2c-2l-2.5cr

Prerequisites: s< i mi. in:

A basic introduction to the major concepts and principles ol ecology and

their application to modern living for majors in Elemental) 1 ducaiion and
I aily Childhood Education PreK-Grade 6.

S( I fits Physical Science I 3c-2l-4cr

\ descriptive and conceptual course in physics lor the non-Scicncc major.

High school physics is not a prerequisite. ( ontent is designed to develop an

understanding and appreciation of the physical world around us. to produce-
changes m altitude and background essential loi oui modem society, and lo

clarify, the following topics: motion, heat, sound, light, electricity,
magnetism, and the structure of matter

SCI 106 Physical Science II 3c-2l-4cr

A basic course in environmental and consumer chemistr) for the non-
Science major. High school chemistr) is not a prerequisite Majoi topics

include humankind's use and abuse of soil, water, air. anil energy resources,
global food production and hunger, the nuclear industry, and the threat of
nuclear war Consumer topics include vitamins and nutrition, food additives,

pesticides, and drugs.

SCI 201 Great Ideas in Science 3c-(ll-3cr

Prerequisites: No majors in Physics. Chemistry, Geoscience, Biology,

Biochemistry or Natural Science

Introduces the great ideas m the fields of I'liysies. ( hemistry, < leoscicnce.
and Biology at a level designed to deepen students' understanding of the
natural world around them and allow them lo addiess intelligently those
public issues that are based on science

SCI 2X1 Special topics var-l-3cr

Prerequisite: As appropriate to course content
Offered on an expcruiient.il or temporary basis to explore topics not
included in the established curriculum. A given topic may be offered under

any special topic identity no more than three times Special topics
numbered 281 are ottered primarily lor lower-level undergraduate students.

SCI 4NI Special lopics \ar-l-3cr

Prerequisite: As appropriate to course content
( Ulered on an experimental or temporary basis to explore topics not
included in the established curriculum. A given topic may he offered under
any special topic identity no more than three times Special topics
numbered 4S I are primarily for upper-level undergraduate students.



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SCI 482 Independent Study var-l-3cr

Prerequisite: Prior approval through advisor, faculty member.

department chairperson, dean, and Provost's Office

Students with interest in independent study of a topic not offered in the

curriculum may propose a plan of study in conjunction with a faculty

member. Approval is based on academic appropriateness and availability of

resources

Science for Disaster Response (SDR)
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

SDR 111 Basic Biological Laboratory Operations 3c-3l-5cr

Prerequisites: BIOL 1 1 1 or equivalent and instructor permission and
local, state, or federal agency organization authorization
Level 1 biology describes the characteristics of living organisms and the
different levels of biological safety as it applies to microbiology and
recombinant DNA laboratories; differentiating between atoms, molecules,
elements, and compounds and their importance in biologic systems.
Macromoleeules and energy generation are discussed. Genetics and
biotechnology and the role they play in WMD are extensively studied.

SDR 121 Chemical Recognition and

Identification Techniques 3c-4l-5cr

Prerequisites: CI1EM 113 and 114 or equivalent and instructor
permission and local, state, or federal agency/organization authorization
Level 1 chemistry focuses on atomic structure, periodic properties,
chemical bonding, chemical structure, molecular forces, types of chemical
reactions, stoichiometry. chemical kinetics, chemical equilibria, and acids
and bases in relation to CBRN identification and analysis. Laboratory
exercises focus on techniques to aid CBRN identification and analysis.

SDR 131 Principles of Radiation 2c-2l-3cr

Prerequisites: PHYS 111, 112. 121, and 122 or equivalent and instructor
permission and local, state, or federal agency/organization authorization
Level 1 nuclear physics focuses on nuclear radiation basics; radioacliv ity;
radiation measurements, and sources of nuclear radiation in relation to
CBRN materials identification and analysis. Laboratory exercises focus on
techniques to aid CBRN materials identification and analysis.

SDR 211 Interaction of CBRN Materials with Biological
Systems and PCR Technology 3c-31-5cr

Prerequisites: SDR 1 1 1 and instructor permission and local, stale, or
federal agency organization authorization

Level 2 biology provides intermediate-level first responders with the
knowledge, skills, and practical capabilities to effectively identify bacteria,
viruses, toxins, and potential genetically modified pathogens which might
be used as biological weapons against military forces or civilian communi-
ties. Lecture presentations bring together a variety of subjects intimately
linked to the advancement of molecular genetics. Integrates advanced
safety techniques in handling microbes with basic principles and facts ol
microbiology, microscopy, and microbe identification using both molecular
biological and immunological techniques. A large section features an in-
depth discussion of principles and application of polymerase chain
reaction. Hands-on training is a primary goal and is complemented by
formal lectures

SDR 221 Chemistry of Precursor Compounds 3c-41-5cr

Prerequisites: SDR 121 and instructor permission and local, state, or
federal agency organization authorization

Level 2 chemistry lays the foundation for understanding the modes of
action and preparation of various chemical agents [bpics include the basic
organic chemistry of the alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, and aromatics
(the major TICs and TIMsi. free radical chemistry; explosives; the
vesicants and lachrymators; and stereochemistry. Laboratory exercises
include synthetic techniques to aid the student in quick identification of
clandestine drug activities or agent synthesis

SDR 231 Hazards of Ionizing Radiation 2c-2l-3cr

Prerequisites: SDR 131 and instructor permission and local,

state, or federal agency organization authorization

Level 2 nuclear physics provides intermediate-level first responders with

the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to assess (he radiation hazards



at an incident site that involves the radiological or nuclear weapons ot
mass destruction. Lecture presentation topics include internal and external
radiation hazards; the units and quantities used to measure the radiation
effects on humans, including radiation dose calculations; the effects ol
radiation on various parts of the body; the Nuclear Regulator) < ommission
dose standards; and the methods used to protect individuals Irom the harm-
ful effects of radiation and contamination A practical exercise is used to
emphasize the techniques necessary to estimate the dose received from
various radiation sources by measuring the radiation exposure with survey
meters and detectors.

SDR 311 Structure of DNA. RNA, and Cell Morphology 3c-31-5cr
Prerequisites: SDR 211. OHM 113, 1 14 or equivalent, and instructor
permission and local, state, or federal agency/organization authorization
Level 3 biology provides apprentice-level laboratory technicians with the
knowledge and laboratory skills necessary to work in a biological safety lab-
oratory. Focuses on the basic understanding of fundamental microbiology,
staining procedures, and microscopic identification of potential bioloj
agents. Explores the possible role of microorganisms in bioterrorism. An
emphasis is placed on host-parasite interactions and the human immune
system. Emphasis in laboratory classes in microbiology is on aseptic tech-
niques and sale handling of biological agents Laboratories in eukaryotic
gene expression, cloning of sheep DNA. and PCR technology provide the
opportunity to gain knowledge of how genes could be modified and
genetically manipulated in clandestine laboratories to produce potential
bioterroristic agents.

SDR 321 Organic Chemistry of W MD. TICs. and TIMs 3c-4l-5cr
Prerequisites: SDR 221 and instructor permission and local, state, or
federal agency organization authorization

Level 3 chemistry focuses on aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, deriva-
tives of carboxylic acids, and amines as they pertain to weapons o\ mass
destruction. The nomenclature, preparations, and reactions of these classes
of organic compounds are presented. Additional topics include organophos-
phorous chemistry for the synthesis of nerve agents, precursors and
hazards involved with the synthesis of drugs in clandestine laboratories, and
the terminology of mass spectrometry. Practical exercises include basic wet
chemistry techniques for identification ol unknown aldehydes and ketones,
basic separation techniques, and a synthetic technique that is similar to
what is used in a clandestine drug lab.

SDR 331 Interaction of Ionizing Radiation 2c-2l-3cr

Prerequisites: SDR 231 and instructor permission and local, state, or
federal agency organization authorization

Level 3 nuclear physics provides apprentice-level first responders with the
knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to identify the radiation hazards al
an incident site that involves the radiological or nuclear weapons ol mass
destruction. Focuses on radiation detection and provides students with the
ability to conduct the sampling, evaluation, detection, projection, and
control of radiological hazards Gamma ray spectroscopy systems are used
in data acquisition and analysis in the laboratory.

SDR 486 Selected Topics in SDR \ar-l-o cr

Prerequisite: Instructor permission and local, state, oi federal agency

organization authorization

Lecture-laboratory course for first responders in the \\ MD community and
related emergency planners fopics will he related to the most recent ad-
vances in chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear it URN I detection,
identification, analysis, and mitigation, fopics and instructors may be the
same or vary.

SOC: Sociology

Department of Sociology

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

SOC 151 Principles of Sociology 3c-M-3er

\ scientific study ol structure and functioning of human societies, with
special attention to factors responsible foi the organization and transfor-
mation of sociocttltural systems Specific course content vanes Irom one
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si >< 20 Contemporar) Social Problem! <> 01 >'i

\n exploration ol tome pressing problems currently endemic to Wi
«>, id) Problems arc defined and solutions explored in light ol Iimoiu.iI.
political, economic, social, and anthropological data

mm 233 I anguagc and « ulturc U 0l-3cr

I ocuses on social and cultural functions ol language Particulai emphasis on
analysis ol non Western langu

six 251 Sociolog) "i Human Sexualit) 3c-OI-3cr

An in-depth analysis ol .1 formerl) taboo topic, human sexualit) 1 urrcnl
information from biological, psychological, and sociological research on
human relationships is presented to provide a foundation foi sell
understanding and so( ietal values

soc 169 Sociolog) of Deviance 5c-0l-3cr

Prerequisite: SOt 151 01 instructor permission
Pro> ides an overview of the sociological stud) of deviance Begins with
examining the nature and meaning ol deviance 01 how socict) creates
deviance as social and legal constructions and identifies specific liuin.ni
behaviors as types 01 forms of deviance Also examines the majoi theories
or multi-causal explanations ol »h> such deviance occurs I urthei describes
how society, especiall) in social institutions and agents, attempts to
control >'i suppress such deviance, Social polic) implications of such
societal reactions are also considered.

six 271 Cultural trea Studies: Urica 3c-01-3cr

I xplores the cultural diversit) of the continent ol Africa ["he first unit
examines the historical processes which shape modern society, including
the formation of indigenous African empires, the evidence For trade routes,
slave trading, and colonialism l"he second unit examines the nature o\
African ir.uluion.il societies, including analyses of forager and .1gr1cuMur.il
groups I he last unit covers issues of contemporar) development in Africa
such as famine and agricultural policy, the status of women in economic
development, and apartheid Reading includes ethnographic and historical
accounts of African societ) as well as selections hs African untcrs on the
issues oi contemporar) societ) | \Ko offered as ANTH 271; may not he

taken for duplicate credit I

sot 272 (ultural Area Studies: ( hina 3c-0l-3cr

\ssists m developing an understanding ol contemporar) China. While the
course begins with prehistoric and historic aspects ol China, the locus is on
contemporar) issues presented in the context oi sociological theory.
Specific Chinese cultural components are investigated, including \alues.

attitudes, norms, social organization, linguistics, and folklore 1 Uso offered
as Will 2"2: ma) not he taken for duplicate credit I

MX 273 Cultural Area Studies: Southeast Asia 3c-0l-3cr

An introduction to the peoples and cultures of Southeast Asia Prehistory
and the development of indigenous states in Southeast Asia and analysis ol
impact of world religions, such as Islam, and Western colonialism Also
examines modem hunter-gatherer and fanning societies and discusses
Contemporar) issues in social and economic change, including the "Green
Revolution," tropical deforestation, the struggle of ethnic minority tribal



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