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Temporary Course Newsletter

April 30, 2002

The following temporary course has been proposed this month:

CVE 589X Ground Modification (3)
Design and evaluation of different methods of soil stabilization and ground modification. Topics include compaction, admixture stabilization, slurry walls, and deep densification techniques such as dynamic compaction, blasting, vibro-compaction, and soil-mixing. (Lec. 3) Pre: 381. APPROVED.

COM 240X Introduction to Electronic Media (3)
Examination of the entertainment and information components of broadcast and electronic media, in addition to fundamental concepts related to ownership, sales, and promotional aspects of electronic media. Incorporates analysis of contemporary issues facing electronic media practitioners. (Lec. 3) Pre: sophomore standing. APPROVED.

COM 375X The Rhetoric of American Sports in Film (3)
Examines the rhetoric of sports in film. Students will learn to identify and analyze rhetorical messages embedded in films that deal with sports as reflections of the writers'/directors'/producers' cultural vision. (Lec. 3) APPROVED.

ECN 315X Internet and the Economy (3)
Theory and evidence of the relationship between the internet and the economy. Topics include development of the internet, microeconomic and macroeconomic implications of the internet, and industry analyses. (Lec. 3) Pre: 100 or 201 or 202 or an equivalent course or permission of instructor. APPROVED.

ECN 371X Economics in Islamic Societies (3)
Principles of Islamic economic system. Private property and the market. Freedom of enterprise and role of the State. Comparison with capitalism and socialism. (Lec. 3) Pre: 201, 202 or permission of instructor. APPROVED.

MTH 490X Problem Seminar in Mathematics (1)
Consideration of very challenging problems in undergraduate mathematics, such as those that appear on the Putnam Mathematical Competition. (Seminar) Not for graduate credit. APPROVED.

SOC 425X Contemporary Issues in Health Care Delivery (3)
Contemporary issues in health care delivery; comparative health care systems around the world; the health care delivery system in the U.S. A sociological analysis of care organizations, practitioners, insurance, and treatments; and the social implications of medical technology. (Seminar) Pre: 224 or permission of instructor. Not for graduate credit. APPROVED.

Faculty members who wish to register comments have seven days to contact Chet Hickox, Chairperson, Curricular Affairs Committee (X4-4318) and/or Janett Trubatch, Chairperson, Graduate Council (X4-2262).

The Temporary Course Newsletter is distributed on the last weekday of each month, as required, throughout the calendar year. Proposed temporary courses received by the 25th of the month will be printed in that month's edition of the Temporary Course Newsletter.