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Human Factors and Ergonomics Ph.D.

DHA Human Factors and Ergonomics
College of Design
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Contact Information
Human Factors and Ergonomics Graduate Program, c/o DHA, 240 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108. 612-626-1219
  • Program Type: Doctorate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits: 66
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
Human factors and ergonomics (HFE) is the study of how to make technological systems safe, effective, and easy and enjoyable to use. The graduate program offers interdisciplinary coursework that addresses human performance and how it can be enhanced through design of tools, systems, working environments, processes, and organizations. HFE has applications ranging from clothing and living spaces to business processes, the design of healthcare processes and technology, computer interfaces, and aircraft cockpits.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
Applicants must submit their test score(s) from the following:
  • GRE
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 96
    • Internet Based - Listening Score: 24
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 24
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 24
    • Internet Based - Speaking Score: 24
The preferred English language test is Test of English as Foreign Language.
Key to test abbreviations (GRE, TOEFL).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
42 credits are required in the major.
24 thesis credits are required.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 2 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
Required Courses
Required Research Methods Core
PSY 8814 - Analysis of Psychological Data (4.0 cr)
PSY 8815 - Analysis of Psychological Data (4.0 cr)
Additional Research Methods Course
Doctoral students take one additional course in research methods.
Statistics
Students choosing PSY 8960 must take 3 credits of Multivariate Statistics for Social Scientists.
Take 0 or more credit(s) from the following:
· PSY 8960 - Graduate Seminar in Psychology (1.0-4.0 cr)
· PUBH 7406 - Advanced Regression and Design (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5021 - Statistical Analysis (4.0 cr)
or Designing Experiments
Take 0 or more credit(s) from the following:
· STAT 5303 - Designing Experiments (4.0 cr)
or Other Research Methods
Take 0 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ANTH 4035 - Ethnographic Research Methods (3.0 cr)
· KIN 5981 - Research Methodology in Kinesiology and Sport Management (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6341 - Epidemiologic Methods I (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6342 - Epidemiologic Methods II (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6343 - Epidemiologic Methods III (4.0 cr)
· PUBH 6806 - Principles of Public Health Research (2.0 cr)
Research Ethics
In addition to course listed below, students have online options. See program Research Ethics page for more information: http://humanfactors.design.umn.edu/research_ethics.html
Take 0 or more credit(s) from the following:
· DES 8181 - Research Ethics (1.0 cr)
Doctoral Dissertation Credits
Students must take at least 24 doctoral thesis credits.
HUMF 8888 - Thesis Credit: Doctoral (1.0-24.0 cr)
Doctoral Course Requirements
Additional Coursework Requirements
In addition to the required courses, students must take a minimum of 3 credits in each of the following components: Human Factors Fundamentals, Cognitive Human Factors, and Physical Human Factors. Remaining credits are selected from the approved course list.
Human Factors Fundamentals
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· DES 5185 - Human Factors in Design (3.0 cr)
· HUMF 5001 - Foundations of Human Factors/Ergonomics (3.0 cr)
· HUMF 5211 - Human Factors and Work Analysis (4.0 cr)
· HUMF 5874 - Service Design: Designing complex systems to improve service delivery (4.0 cr)
Cognitive Human Factors
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CGSC 8000 - Seminar: Philosophy of the Cognitive Sciences (3.0 cr)
· CGSC 8410 - Perspectives in Learning, Perception, and Cognition (2.0 cr)
· EPSY 8114 - Seminar: Cognition and Learning (3.0 cr)
· IDSC 8721 - Behavioral Decision Theory (3.0 cr)
· IDSC 8722 - Heuristic Decision Making (2.0 cr)
· MKTG 8813 - Consumer Judgment and Decision Making I (2.0 cr)
· PSY 5014 - Psychology of Human Learning and Memory (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5015 - Cognition, Computation, and Brain (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5031W - Perception [WI] (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5037 - Psychology of Hearing (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5062 - Cognitive Neuropsychology (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5064 - Brain and Emotion (3.0 cr)
· PSY 8041 - Proseminar in Perception (3.0 cr)
· PSY 8042 - Proseminar in Cognition, Brain, and Behavior (3.0 cr)
· PSY 8201 - Social Cognition (3.0 cr)
Physical Human Factors
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· KIN 4133 - Perceptual-Motor Control and Learning (3.0 cr)
· KIN 4136 - Embodied Cognition (3.0 cr)
· KIN 5235 - Advanced Biomechanics II: Kinetics (3.0 cr)
· KIN 5505 - Human-Centered Design - Principles and Applications (3.0 cr)
· KIN 5643 - Applied Motion Capture and Movement Analysis Technology (3.0 cr)
· KIN 8211 - Seminar: Perception and Action (3.0 cr)
· RSC 5135 - Advanced Biomechanics I: Kinematics (3.0 cr)
· RSC 8135 - Advanced Kinesiology (3.0 cr)
Other Approved Human Factors Courses
Take 0 or more credit(s) from the following:
User Interface Design
Take 0 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CSCI 5115 - User Interface Design, Implementation and Evaluation (3.0 cr)
· CSCI 8115 - Human-Computer Interaction and User Interface Technology (3.0 cr)
· NURS 7118 - Human Factors and Human-Computer Interaction in Health Informatics (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4501 - Usability and Human Factors in Technical Communication (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 8520 - Seminar in Scientific and Technical Communication (3.0 cr)
· Other Human Factors Courses
Take 0 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CSCI 5125 - Collaborative and Social Computing (3.0 cr)
· CSCI 5609 - Visualization (3.0 cr)
· CSCI 5619 - Virtual Reality and 3D Interaction (3.0 cr)
· CSCI 8117 - Understanding the Social Web (3.0 cr)
· DES 5165 - Design and Globalization (3.0 cr)
· DES 8151 - Product Development (3.0 cr)
· GDES 8361 - Color, Design, and Human Perception (3.0 cr)
· HUMF 8001 - Special Topics: Human Factors/Ergonomics (2.0-3.0 cr)
· HUMF 8002 - Proseminar in Human Factors/Ergonomics (1.0 cr)
· PSY 5501 - Vocational and Occupational Health Psychology (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5708 - Organizational Psychology (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5862 - Psychological Measurement: Theory and Methods (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6120 - Injury Prevention in the Workplace, Community, and Home (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6140 - Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6470 - SAS Procedures and Data Anaysis (3.0 cr)
· SOC 8412 - Social Network Analysis: Theory and Methods (3.0 cr)
 
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PSY 8814 - Analysis of Psychological Data
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Data-analytic procedures used in psychological research. Types of variables used in psychological research. Data collection designs, their limitations. Procedures for analyzing experimental/non-experimental data, both univariate and multivariate. Emphasizes selection of data-analytic procedures. Procedures and their assumptions. Computation using statistical software. Limitations, interpretation. Lecture, lab. prereq: Undergrad course in statistics, grad student in psychology, instr consent
PSY 8815 - Analysis of Psychological Data
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Data-analytic procedures used in psychological research. Types of variables used in psychological research. Data collection designs, their limitations. Procedures for analyzing experimental/non-experimental data, both univariate and multivariate. Emphasizes selection of data-analytic procedures. Procedures and their assumptions. Computation using statistical software. Limitations, interpretation. Lecture, lab. prereq: 8814, instr consent
PSY 8960 - Graduate Seminar in Psychology
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 36.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Graduate seminar in subject of current interest in psychology. prereq: Psychology grad student or instr consent
PUBH 7406 - Advanced Regression and Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: [7405, [STAT 5102 or &STAT 5102], biostatistics major] or #
Typically offered: Every Spring
Topics include maximum likelihood estimation, single and multifactor analysis of variance, logistic regression, log-linear models, multinomial logit models, proportional odds models for ordinal data, gamma and inverse-Gaussian models, over-dispersion, analysis of deviance, model selection and criticism, model diagnostics, and an introduction to non-parametric regression methods. R is used. prereq: [7405, [STAT 5102 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in STAT 5102], biostatistics major] or instr consent
STAT 5021 - Statistical Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Intensive introduction to statistical methods for graduate students needing statistics as a research technique. prereq: Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for: : 3011; College algebra or instr consent; Stat course recommended
STAT 5303 - Designing Experiments
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Analysis of variance. Multiple comparisons. Variance-stabilizing transformations. Contrasts. Construction/analysis of complete/incomplete block designs. Fractional factorial designs. Confounding split plots. Response surface design. prereq: 3022 or 4102 or 5021 or 5102 or instr consent
ANTH 4035 - Ethnographic Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
History of and current issues in ethnographic research. Research projects, including participant observation, interviewing, research design, note taking, life history, and other ethnographic methods. prereq: 1003 or 1005 or grad student
KIN 5981 - Research Methodology in Kinesiology and Sport Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Defines/reviews various types of research in exercise/sport science, and physical education. Qualitative research, field studies, and methods of introspection as alternative research strategies to traditional scientific paradigm.
PUBH 6341 - Epidemiologic Methods I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02236 - PubH 6320PubH /6341
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to epidemiologic concepts and methods: (1) Study design (randomized trials and observational studies); (2) Measures of exposure-disease association; (3) Casual inference and bias; (4) Confounding and effect modification.
PUBH 6342 - Epidemiologic Methods II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Methods and techniques for designing, implementing, analyzing, and interpreting observational epidemiologic studies, including cohort, case-control, and cross-sectional studies.
PUBH 6343 - Epidemiologic Methods III
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Analysis/interpretation of data from various epidemiological study designs. SAS used to demonstrate epidemiological/statistical concepts in data analysis. prereq: [6342, 6451] with a grade of at least B- or instr consent
PUBH 6806 - Principles of Public Health Research
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Evaluation of public health research literature and planning for independent research projects. Formulation of research question, research design, sampling techniques, use of research concepts, and data analysis. Data collection techniques, including questionnaires, interviews, and data analysis. prereq: Pub hlth or grad or professional school student or instr consent
DES 8181 - Research Ethics
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Overview of ethical concerns/questions in conducting/disseminating research. Mentoring relationships, use of human subjects, data handling, plagiarism, authorship, publishing, research funding, social responsibility of researchers, code of conduct. prereq: Grad student
HUMF 8888 - Thesis Credit: Doctoral
Credits: 1.0 -24.0 [max 100.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Thesis credit: doctoral. prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 24 cr required
DES 5185 - Human Factors in Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Theories/methods that influence the assessment of physical, social, and psychological human factors. Development of user needs with application to designed products that interact with human body. prereq: Grad student or sr or instr consent
HUMF 5001 - Foundations of Human Factors/Ergonomics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: HumF/Kin 5001
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Variability in human performance influenced by interaction with designs of machines/tools, computers/software, complex technological systems, jobs/working conditions, organizations, sociotechnical institutions. Conceptual, empirical, practical aspects of human factors/ergonomics. prereq: Grad HumF major or minor or instr consent
HUMF 5211 - Human Factors and Work Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01553 - HumF 5211/IE 5511/ME 5211
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Human factors engineering (ergonomics), methods engineering, work measurement. Displays, controls, instrument layout, supervisory control. Anthropometry, work physiology, biomechanics. Noise, illumination, toxicology. Operations analysis, motion study, time standards.
HUMF 5874 - Service Design: Designing complex systems to improve service delivery
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: Grad student or #
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Real world service delivery problems. Perceptual/cognitive strengths/weaknesses addressed when designing systems. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
CGSC 8000 - Seminar: Philosophy of the Cognitive Sciences
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00956 - CgSc 8000/Phil 8640
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Philosophical framework for analyzing cognitive sciences. Recent developments in metaphysics and epistemology. Nature of scientific theories, methodologies of cognitive sciences, relations among cognitive sciences, relation of cognitive science to epistemology and various philosophical problems. prereq: Grad cog sci minor or instr consent
CGSC 8410 - Perspectives in Learning, Perception, and Cognition
Credits: 2.0 [max 24.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Lectures/discussions in cognitive sciences by local/visiting faculty.
EPSY 8114 - Seminar: Cognition and Learning
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced study in critical analysis and application of contemporary psychological theory and research in cognition and learning for education.
IDSC 8721 - Behavioral Decision Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Business admin PhD student or #; offered alt yrs
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Traditional/current research. Major models/methodologies. Issues of preference, judgment, and choice under conditions of certainty/uncertainty. Seminar format. prereq: Business admin PhD student or instr consent; offered alt yrs
IDSC 8722 - Heuristic Decision Making
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
How decisions are made, how knowledge is stored/used, how knowledge of variability/feedback influence decisions. Decisions at strategic, operational, individual level. Exceptional performance, pathologies of decision making. Basis for "best practice." How knowledge is managed in decisions, decision failure. Folly, normal accidents, decision problems in which individuals manipulate information to influence/deceive others. prereq: Business Admin PhD student or instr consent; offered alt yrs
MKTG 8813 - Consumer Judgment and Decision Making I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Different theoretical approaches taken in judgment and decision-making research. Heuristics/biases, affect in decision making, judgments/decisions over time. prereq: Doctoral student or [master's program student, instr consent]
PSY 5014 - Psychology of Human Learning and Memory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Human memory encoding/retrieval. How we adaptively use memory. Brain systems that support memory. Episodic/semantic memory. Working/short-term memory. Procedural memory. Repetition priming. Prospective remembering. Autobiographical memory. prereq: 3011 or 3051 or honors or grad student
PSY 5015 - Cognition, Computation, and Brain
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Human cognitive abilities (perception, memory, attention) from different perspectives (e.g., cognitive psychological approach, cognitive neuroscience approach). prereq: [Honors or grad] or [[jr or sr], [3011 or 3031 or 3051 or 3061]] or instr consent
PSY 5031W - Perception (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: NSc/Psy 5031
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Cognitive, computational, and neuroscience perspectives on visual perception. Topics include color vision, pattern vision, image formation in the eye, object recognition, reading, and impaired vision. prereq: 3031 or 3051 or instr consent
PSY 5037 - Psychology of Hearing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: NSc/Psy 5037
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Biological and physical aspects of hearing, auditory psychophysics, theories and models of hearing, perception of complex sounds including music and speech. Clinical/other applications. prereq: [MATH 1271, [3031 or 3051 or 3061]] or grad student
PSY 5062 - Cognitive Neuropsychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Consequences of different types of brain damage on human perception/cognition. Neural mechanisms of normal perceptual/cognitive functions. Vision/attention disorders, split brain, language deficits, memory disorders, central planning deficits. Emphasizes function/phenomenology. Minimal amount of brain anatomy. prereq: Grad or [[jr or sr], [3011 or 3031 or 3051 or 3061]] or instr consent
PSY 5064 - Brain and Emotion
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Introduction to affective neuroscience. How brain promotes emotional/motivated behavior in animals/humans. Biological theories of emotion in historical/current theoretical contexts. Fundamental brain motivational systems, including fear, pleasure, attachment, stress, and regulation of motivated behavior. Implications for emotional development, vulnerability to psychiatric disorders. prereq: 3061 or 5061 or instr consent
PSY 8041 - Proseminar in Perception
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Seminar. Advanced topics in auditory and visual perception. Lecture, discussion, and student-led presentations of research papers on core topics of the peripheral visual and auditory systems, cortical representations, behavioral and brain-imaging methods, and computational approaches to understanding/simulating perception. prereq: Psy grad student or instr consent
PSY 8042 - Proseminar in Cognition, Brain, and Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Advanced topics in cognition, brain, and behavior. Lecture, discussion, and student-led presentations of research papers on core topics of attention, memory, emotion, categorization, thinking, and language, and intersections between these areas. prereq: Psy grad student or instr consent
PSY 8201 - Social Cognition
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Social psychological theory/research on social inference and reasoning processes. Psychology of prejudice/stereotyping. prereq: Psych PhD candidate
KIN 4133 - Perceptual-Motor Control and Learning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Concepts/principles of coordination/control of perceptually guided movement. Constraints imposed by properties of environment, body (including the nervous system), and goals of behavior. Why we move the way that we do. prereq: [3112, 3132, 3135, KIN major] or instr consent
KIN 4136 - Embodied Cognition
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to relations between physical behavior/mental activity. Cognitive, emotional, social aspects. Concepts of embodied cognition, their relation to traditional concepts of mind/body. Lifespan development, empirical research. prereq: 3132 or 3135 or instr consent
KIN 5235 - Advanced Biomechanics II: Kinetics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Kinetic aspects of human movement (single/multi-joint torques, simple inverted pendulum models, mass-spring systems). Analysis of experimental data and of computer simulations. Lectures, seminars, lab. prereq: [3112 or equiv], PMed 5135, undergrad college physics, intro calculus
KIN 5505 - Human-Centered Design - Principles and Applications
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: HumF/ Kin 3505/5505
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of design to meet human needs. Design of fabricated products, tools/machines, software/hardware interfaces, art/culture, living environments, and complex sociotechnical systems.
KIN 5643 - Applied Motion Capture and Movement Analysis Technology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Course provides students with the knowledge and tools to effectively analyze human movement patterns in a wide variety of field-based settings, such as assessing sport skill performance or measuring movement deficits after injury. Students will comprehend the basic, underlying components of movement and movement deficits. It is strongly suggested students have taken Physics, Biomechanics, and Human Anatomy. Credit will not be received if taken KIN 5720: Special Topics in Kinesiology with the topic title, Sport Movement Analysis.
KIN 8211 - Seminar: Perception and Action
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Survey of theory/research on use of perceptual information for control of action. Behavioral research on perceptual guidance of daily activities (e.g., standing, walking, driving). Perceptual control in context of expertise (e.g., sports). Perceptual-motor development. prereq: grad student or instr consent
RSC 5135 - Advanced Biomechanics I: Kinematics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02431
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
How to describe/measure movement. Basic/applied biomechanics, pathokinesiology, and rehabilitation literature. Lecture, lab, seminar discussion. Meets with RSC 8135. prereq: instr consent
RSC 8135 - Advanced Kinesiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02431 - RSc 5135/RSc 8135
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
How to describe/measure movement. Basic/applied biomechanics, pathokinesiology, and rehabilitation literature. Lecture, lab, seminar discussion. Meets in conjunction with RSC 5135. prereq: [Rehabilitation science student or program permission], instr consent
CSCI 5115 - User Interface Design, Implementation and Evaluation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory, design, programming, and evaluation of interactive application interfaces. Human capabilities and limitations, interface design and engineering, prototyping and interface construction, interface evaluation, and topics such as data visualization and World Wide Web. Course is built around a group project. prereq: 4041 or instr consent
CSCI 8115 - Human-Computer Interaction and User Interface Technology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Current research issues in human-computer interaction, user interface toolkits and frameworks, and related areas. Research techniques, model-based development, gesture-based interfaces, constraint-based programming, event processing models, innovative systems, HCI in multimedia systems. prereq: 5115 or instr consent
NURS 7118 - Human Factors and Human-Computer Interaction in Health Informatics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles of human factors and human-computer interaction to optimize research/practice in nursing and health informatics. Interactive system design that accommodates/enhances capabilities of user. prereq: Biostatistics or instr consent
WRIT 4501 - Usability and Human Factors in Technical Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles/concepts of human factors/usability testing. Developing objectives, criteria, and measures. Conducting tests in lab, field, and virtual environments. Using software programs to analyze qualitative/quantitative data. prereq: [TWC or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in TC major, [jr or sr or grad student]] or instr consent
WRIT 8520 - Seminar in Scientific and Technical Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics may include theories, landmark studies, history, gender, ethics. Topics vary. See the Class Schedule.
CSCI 5125 - Collaborative and Social Computing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Introduction to computer-supported cooperative work, social computing. Technology, research methods, theory, case studies of group computing systems. Readings, hands-on experience. prereq: 5115 or instr consent
CSCI 5609 - Visualization
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Fundamental theory/practice in data visualization. Programming applications. Perceptual issues in effective data representation, multivariate visualization, information visualization, vector field/volume visualization. prereq: [1913, 4041] or equiv or instr consent
CSCI 5619 - Virtual Reality and 3D Interaction
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Introduction to software, technology/applications in virtual/augmented reality, 3D user interaction. Overview of current research. Hands-on projects. prereq: 4611 or 5607 or 5115 or equiv or instr consent
CSCI 8117 - Understanding the Social Web
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Research on the social web. Read, present, and discuss papers, do homework using social web research techniques such as data analysis and simulation. Semester research project. prereq: CS grad or instr consent
DES 5165 - Design and Globalization
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01200
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Movement of people, products, and ideas. Challenges brought by differences among us. prereq: Grad student
DES 8151 - Product Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Product development theories/methods as applied in many design fields. Emphasizes retail setting. Seminar format discussion, case studies, observation/critique of hands-on industry product development project.
GDES 8361 - Color, Design, and Human Perception
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Basic color theory course or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Perceptual and psychological aspects of color and design. Human factors of color variables and design strategies that can enhance human experience of, and interaction with, color. prereq: Basic color theory course or instr consent
HUMF 8001 - Special Topics: Human Factors/Ergonomics
Credits: 2.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Survey course in human factors/ergonomics. Interaction of performance/behavior with design factors in performance environment. Concepts, methods, empirical findings, different systems applications, current research. Topics vary. prereq: Grad HumF major or minor or instr consent
HUMF 8002 - Proseminar in Human Factors/Ergonomics
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Issues/concerns tailored to interests of faculty/students regarding human factors/ergonomics. Interdisciplinary science concerned with interaction of performance/behavior with design factors in performance environment. prereq: Grad HumF major or minor or instr consent
PSY 5501 - Vocational and Occupational Health Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of history, concepts, theories, methods, and findings of vocational/occupational health psychology. Burnout, personality, violence, stressors/stress-relations, counter productive behaviors, coping in workplace. Vocational development/assessment, career decision-making/counseling, person-environment fit. prereq: 3001W or equiv or instr consent
PSY 5708 - Organizational Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00416 - Psy 5702/5705/5708
Typically offered: Every Spring
Psychological causes of behavior in work organizations. Consequences for individual fulfillment and organizational effectiveness. Individual differences, social perception, motivation, stress, job design, leadership, job satisfaction, teamwork, organizational culture.
PSY 5862 - Psychological Measurement: Theory and Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Types of measurements (tests, scales, inventories) and their construction. Theory/measurement of reliability/validity. prereq: 3801H or MATH 1271 or grad student
PUBH 6120 - Injury Prevention in the Workplace, Community, and Home
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Injury epidemiology: analyses of major injury problems affecting the public in the workplace, community, and home using epidemiologic model and conceptual framework; emphasis on strategies/program development for prevention and control.
PUBH 6140 - Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles/concepts in identifying health effects in workplace. Strategies for identifying excess risk, evaluating strengths/weaknesses of research techniques, assessing bias/confounding. prereq: Coursework in epidemiology, biostatistics
PUBH 6470 - SAS Procedures and Data Anaysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
SAS procedures, how they are used in various health-related datasets to answer specific problems regarding estimation, testing, or prediction. prereq: [6450, 6451] or [7405, 7406] or [Stat 5101, Stat 5102]
SOC 8412 - Social Network Analysis: Theory and Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Introduction to theoretical/methodological foundations of social network analysis. Concepts/principles, measurements, computer techniques. Applications to friendships, communities, workteams, intra-/inter-organizational relations, international systems. Focuses on network visualizations.