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2005-06 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

Packaging Science
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

PKG 2001 Principles of Packaging, fall and spring
Credits: 3.
Course focuses on the materials, uses, function, and production processes of packaging. Topics will include an industry overview and related applications. Also, the historical, societal and technological drivers of packaging and how an end-user of packaging decides on the product/package combination they use for their product and the impact these choices make on the market success of a product.

PKG 3006 Packaging Materials, fall
Credits: 3.
Will focus on major packaging materials, properties, economics and their packaging applications. Specific issues related to packaging composition and form will be addressed.

PKG 3009 Consumer Products Packaging, spring
Credits: 3.
Covers packaging methods, materials, forms and strategies used for consumer products. Teams will prepare a packaging plan with associated mock-ups for a proposed consumer product.

PKG 3010 Packaging, Society and the Environment, fall
Credits: 3.
Examines the evolution of modern society and its relationship to packaging, technology and both real and assumed environmental concerns.

PKG 3103 Food Packaging, fall
Credits: 3; Prereq: CHM 2045.
Study of major technical, safety and legislative issues involved in modern food packaging practices. Physical and chemical properties of food packaging materials. Survey of modern packaging techniques for various food types.

PKG 4007C Computer Tools for Packaging, spring
Credits: 3.
Covers powerful computer tools applicable to the packaging industry. Topics include label design, bar code technology, spreadsheet programming, 3D package design and distribution efficiency analysis.

PKG 4008 Distribution & Transport Packaging, spring
Credits: 3.
Covers topics of containment, protection and preservation related to transporting and delivery of packages.

PKG 4011 Packaging Production & Processing, spring
Credits: 3.
Study of operations and machinery used in modern packaging lines. Topics include high-speed forming, filling, sealing, labeling, check weighing, inspection, coding, palletizing and shipping.

PKG 4204C Package Decoration
Credits: 3.
Presents major decoration methods used for packaging. Specific lab team projects will prepare and execute the decoration of a cylindrical package or container from concept to a decorated item.

PKG 4252C Analytical Methods in Packaging
Credits: 3; Prereq: CHM 1025 or PHY 2004.
Will use modern lab instruments and procedures employed for packaging, will solve problems from the packaging industry.

PKG 4905 Individual Work in Packaging Science
Credits: 1 to 6.
Special problems in Packaging Science.

PKG 4932 Special Topics in Packaging Science
Credits: 1 to 6.
Lectures, laboratory and/or special projects.

PKG 4941 Work Experience in Packaging Science
Credits: 1 to 3.

General Education Categories

  • Composition (C)
  • Mathematical Sciences (M)
  • Humanities (H)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (S)
  • Physical (P) and Biological (B) Sciences
  • International and Diversity focus (I)

Symbols Used in Course Descriptions

  • (WR) indicates the course satisfies the writing requirement.
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  • (MR) indicates the course satisfies the math requirement.
  • †† indicates the course may be taken on an S-U basis.