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Topics For Presentation

 

Possible topics for defining a term: (Initial Oral Interview + First Presentation Test)


Agricultural and applied economics: Laws of supply and demand, monopoly, opportunity cost, options market, basis (in a futures market), perfect competition


Architecture: masonry work, air conditioning, glazing, building trades, wall thickness, expansion joint, water proofing, ventilation, carpentry, scale factor


Art: composition, diffusion, aperture, perspective, focal length, firing techniques, High Renaissance


Biology: platelet, protozoa, gene, carbohydrate, heredity, phylum, pollution, defense mechanism, mold, ecosystem, analogous structures, food chain, invertebrate


Business administration: risk, whistleblowing, threat, stakeholders, collective bargaining, reward system, fixed cost, supply, variable cost


Chemistry: ketone, aqueous, viscosity, hypothesis, oscilloscope, reagent, crystalline, solvent, pick up coil, freezing point, equilibrium condition, freezing point depression, mass, molality, solute


Computer science: execution error, cloud computing, hash function, processing nodes, flowchart, hierarchy chart, array, algorithms, stack, theory of computation


Communication studies: nonverbal communication, verbal communication, critical listening, face-saving, message, meaning


Economics: Laws of supply and demand, monopoly, opportunity cost, options market, basis (in a futures market), perfect competition, capital accumulation, exchange rates, GNP, division of labor, factor of production, oligopoly, monopoly


English: discourse, rhetoric, genre, canon, reader response theory, audience, essay


Electrical engineering: voltage, current, ohms, watts, volts, semiconductor, algorithms, resistance


Food and nutrition: amino acids, diet, food record, glucose, malnutrition, lipids, dietary fiber, cholesterol, antioxidants, diabetes, unsaturated and saturated fats


Geosciences: mineral, igneous rock, magma, Bowen's reaction series, chemical sedimentary rock, foliation, seismic performance evaluation, earthquakes, lithosphere


History: republicanism, abolition, slavery, monarchy, empire, historical record, first hand account, historical method, prehistory


Hospitality: efficiency, Pasteurization, anaerobic bacteria, seasonal menus, traveler demands, internal pollution, food service facilities, cost per room, overall investment, high balance report, city/guest ledgers, hotel rating systems, budget control, hotel security


Human Development and Family Studies: stressor, coping, relationships, anorexia, social support, retirement, divorce, remarriage, independence


Industrial engineering: wear and tear, deterioration, sensitivity analysis, discrete compounding, replacement alternatives, unit of production, purchasing power, decision trees, irreducibles


ISQS: loop, CPU, bus network, binary systems, search engine, bit, data integrity, data, information, knowledge


Landscape architecture: point, line, plane, volume, orientation, interval, texture, density, visual force, nearness, continuity


Languages: communicative functions, language learning, curriculum design, discourse, conversational turn, sociolinguistic competence, communicative competence, modals, culture shock


Management: strategic management, strategy, teamwork, communication, human resource management, ethics, diversity


Marriage and family therapy: home management, task distribution, social stratification, consensus, migrant families, financial resources, decisional conflicts


Math: asymmetry, regression, matrices, vector, scalar, percentile, cosine, derivatives, distribution, linearity, the chain rule, functions, normal approximation, difference quotient, calculus, domain, mathematical logic, natural number, number theory, real number, tangent


Mechanical engineering: crashworthiness, impact velocity, finite element analysis, metal yield point, plastic deformation, occupant protection, automotive body frame, acceleration due to gravity


Music: interval, dynamics, cresecendo, beat, tempo, score, orchestra, reed, recital, string quartet, tonality, variation, voice, tune, whole note, whole note scale


Pathology: marrow cells, coronary artery, inflammatory cells, necrosis, histogram, platelet, follicles


Philosophy: valid, sound, true (as opposed to known to be true), argument, premise, reasons, epistemology, rationality


Physics: kinetic energy, trajectory, surface tension, force field, relative speed, latent heat, Archimedes' principle, ohm, center of gravity, refraction of light, transverse waves, Newton's laws of motion, Ohm's Law, Boyle's Law, radioactivity, speed, velocity


Political science: colonialism, democratization, revolutionary means, regime, single party system, rally, oligarchies, political polls, landed classes, suffrage, blue collar, white collar, diplomacy, elections, liberal, conservative, radical


Psychology: object permanence, attachment, imprinting, critical period, self-concept, fluid intelligence


Theater and dance: upstage, denouement, proscenium, improve, gel, sense memory, projection