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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.

Packaging majors only. Prerequisites: C+ or better in PKG-150 and C or better in 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.

Packaging majors only. Prerequisites: C+ or better in PKG-150 and C or better in CHEM-135

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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.

Packaging majors only. Prerequisites: ENGGR-112 (with C or better), PKG-210 (with C+ or better) and PKG-220 (with C+ or better)

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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.

Packaging majors only. Prerequisites: PKG-210 and PKG-220, each with C+ or better

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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.

Packaging majors only. Prerequisite: PKG-260 (with C+ or better)

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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.

Packaging majors only. Prerequisites: take PKG-250 and PKG-260 (C+ or better in each), and take PHYS-241 or PHYS-281 (C or better)

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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.

Packaging majors only. Prerequisite: take PKG-250 (with C+ or better)

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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.

Packaging majors only. Prerequisites: take PKG-349 and PKG-350, each with C+ or better

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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).

Packaging majors only. Prerequisites: PKG-349 (with C+ or better) 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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