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PKG- 100 Packaging And Society (2.00 cr.)
Global Perspective
Repeatable: No
A broad overview of the importance of packaging in society. Introduction to packaging and its interrelationship to multiple disciplines including impact on people and the environment.

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PKG- 149 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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PKG- 150 Packaging Fundamentals (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Explore the purpose of packaging materials and manufacturing methods, including global perspectives, history, environment, market and consumer needs.

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PKG- 199 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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PKG- 210 Packaging Materials: Paper, Wood, Adhesives, And Metal (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Technical exploration of paper, wood, adhesives and metal used in packaging worldwide. Material properties and international production processes, applications, environmental impacts of paper, wood, adhesives, and metal.

Prerequisites: take PKG-150 and CHEM-135

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PKG- 220 Packaging Materials: Polymers And Glass (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Technical exploration of polymers and glass used for packaging worldwide. Material properties, production processes, applications, environmental impacts of polymers and glass.

Prerequisites: take PKG-150 and CHEM-135, BS Packaging students only

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PKG- 249 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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PKG- 250 Consumer Packaging Systems (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
The study of packaging from the design concept through production. Lab work on structural design, sample making, and machine operation. Discussions on standard packages and their applications.

Prerequisites: take PKG-210 and PKG-220

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PKG- 260 Distribution Packaging (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Packaging systems to support the distribution functions. Topics will include shipping containers, palletizing, unitizing, barrier problems, marking and coding for shipment, freight regulations, military specifications and hazardous materials regulations.

Prerequisites: take PKG-210 and PKG-220

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PKG- 335 Packaging Machinery (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Weighing, forming, filling, sealing, cartoning, capping, labeling, wrapping, casing, uncasing, palletizing/depalletizing machines as applies to the functional capabilities of speed, materials, containers, and operating functions.

Prerequisites: take PKG-210 and PKG-220

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PKG- 349 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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PKG- 350 Packaging Design And Evaluation (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Chemical and physical protection problems; materials, structure, graphics and regulations in package design; shock and vibration forces in package evaluation; practical applications of evaluation using electronic instrumentation.

Prerequisites: take PKG-250 and PKG-260, and take PHYS-241 or PHYS-281

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PKG- 385 Medical Packaging (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Practical knowledge of special requirements for medical devices and pharmaceuticals packaging. Discussion and evaluation of package systems, packaging procedures.

Prerequisite: take PKG-250

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PKG- 399 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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PKG- 449 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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PKG- 450 Food Packaging Laboratory (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Solve complex problems in food packaging research and development through understanding the interrelationships of food and packaging in laboratory exercises.

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PKG- 490 Packaging Development (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Applications of packaging functions: developing a product's complete packaging system, from final production of product to consumer.

Prerequisites: take PKG-349 and PKG-350

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PKG- 495 Packaging Seminar (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Current packaging problems or developments (subject based on students' interests and current issues).

Prerequisites: PKG-349 and Senior Standing

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PKG- 499 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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PKG- 749 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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PKG- 799 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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