FPS Fiber & Polymer Science

Courses in FPS:
FPS 100Principles of Polymer Materials Science (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHE 002A; CHE 002B; ((CHE 008A, CHE 008B) or (ENG 045 or ENG 045Y)); Introductory physics. Basic principles of polymer science are presented including polymer structure and synthesis; polymerization mechanisms, polymer classes, properties, and reactions; polymer morphology, rheology, and characterization; polymer processing. (Same course as EMS 147.) (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE. Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
FPS 110Plastics in Society & the Environment (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHE 010; Or introductory course in physical sciences. Basic concepts and methodologies in the study of plastics. Formation, classification, structure, properties, processing, and formulation. Their application to societal needs, and their impact on society and the environment. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL, SS, WE. Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
FPS 150Polymer Syntheses & Reactions (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (CHE 128B or CHE 008B); CHE 107A. Organic and physical chemistry aspects of polymer syntheses and reactions including polymerization mechanisms, kinetics and thermodynamics for major types of organic high polymers. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
FPS 161Structure & Properties of Fibers (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): TXC 006; CHE 008B. Structure, properties and reactions of natural- and man-made fibers; the relations between molecular structure of fibers and their physical properties; interactions of fibers and detergents. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
FPS 161LTextile Chemical Analysis Laboratory (1) Active
Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): FPS 161 (can be concurrent). Laboratory methods and procedures employed in qualitative and quantitative analysis of textile fibers and auxiliaries. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
FPS 180AIntroduction to Research in Fiber & Polymer Science (2) Active
Lecture/Discussion—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Senior standing in major related to Fiber and Polymer Science. Senior thesis on independent problems. Research begun in TXC 180A continued and completed in TXC 180B. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, VL, WE. Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
FPS 180BIntroduction to Research in Fiber & Polymer Science (2) Active
Lecture/Discussion—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Senior standing in major related to Fiber and Polymer Science. Senior thesis on independent problems. Research begun in TXC 180A continued and completed in TXC 180B. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, VL, WE. Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
FPS 197TTutoring in Fiber & Polymer Science (1-5) Active
Tutorial—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division fiber and polymer science related major. Tutoring of students in Fiber & Polymer Science courses. Assistance with discussion groups and laboratory sections under supervision of instructor. May be repeated for credit if tutoring in another Fiber & Polymer Science course. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
FPS 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Group Study (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
FPS 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. Special Study (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
FPS 250ASpecial Topics in Polymer & Fiber Science (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): FPS 100; or Consent of Instructor. Selected topics of current interest in polymer and fiber sciences. Topics vary each time course is offered. (Same course as EMS 250A.) (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
FPS 250BSpecial Topics in Polymer & Fiber Science (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): FPS 100; or Consent of Instructor. Selected topics of current interest in polymer and fiber sciences. Topics vary each time course is offered. (Same course as EMS 250B.) (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
FPS 250ESpecial Topics in Polymer & Fiber Science (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): FPS 100; or Consent of Instructor. Selected topics of current interest in polymer and fiber sciences. Topics vary each time course is offered. (Same course as EMS 250E.) (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
FPS 396Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Teaching assistant, training practicum. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.