Inter-Campus Course Exchange Program

About the ICX Program

The University of Massachusetts is a collection of five highly ranked research universities:  four undergraduate/graduate universities and a medical school.  The UMass system has matured through the years and now enjoys joint programming, collaborative activity, and many common operations that connect our five campuses.

We have a track record of academic collaborations; examples include the Intercampus Graduate School of Marine Sciences, the MS/PhD in Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology, PhD in Nursing and dozens of individual faculty collaborations in teaching, research, and outreach. 

Driven by the Covid-19 pandemic, a number of faculty requested intercampus course exchange be extended to a number of graduate and undergraduate courses.  ICX is a response to that request.  Each semester, certain courses will be selected at the department level on each campus and will be offered through the ICX so that UMass students on campuses other than the host campus will have the opportunity to enroll in the course. 

When a student selects an ICX course, they will be notified that they must fill out the ICX registration form.  The form must be signed by their advisor or graduate coordinator, by the department chair or appropriate person.  The form goes to the host campus and is signed by the department chair and instructor of the course. If there are seats available, the student will be enrolled.  A shadow course will be created on the student’s home campus allowing the credit to be added to the student’s transcript.  The UMass registrars will ensure that proper credits are given to the student and that no charges incur from the host campus.

Fall 2022 Courses

Course Title Schedule/Time Campus Class Career Subject Catalog # Section Course Description Enrollment Available Enrollment Capacity Instructor Name Modality Requirement
Acoustic and Electromagnetic Waves M, W 3:00 PM - 4:50 PM UMass Dartmouth Graduate ECE 551 1 Principles of oscillations, radiation, and propagation of waves in acoustics and electromagnetics for bounded and unbounded media. Introduction to the derivation of the wave equation from Maxwell’s equations in electromagnetics and vibration theory in acoustics and the application of the wave equation to wave propagation in SONAR and RADAR environments. Examples include acoustic and electromagnetic propagation in air and ocean environments, waveguides and optical fibers, transducers and antennas, radiation and reception of signals, dispersion, phase and group velocity, attenuation, reflection, refraction, and scattering. Brown, David In-person/Hybrid depending on conditions
Adv. Mechanics Of Fluids Tu, Th 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM UMass Dartmouth Graduate MNE 504 1 Integral Transformation: Divergence Theorem; Stokes Theorem. Reynolds Transport Theorem. Navier-Stokes equations. Kelvin's theorem. Vorticity Transport. Crocco's Theorem. Viscous flow: boundary layers, buoyancy-driven flows. Ling, Hangjian In-person/Hybrid depending on conditions
Adv.French Conv.& Comp. MWF 11:00 AM 11:50 AM UMass Lowell Undergraduate WLFR 3480 201 Designed to improve and reinforce proficiency in spoken and written French through regular exercises of oral communication and free composition, through the analysis of literary texts and authentic written and oral materials. Taught in French. 17 19 Boutwell, Danielle Rose In-person/Hybrid depending on conditions Pre-Req: WLFR 2110 French 3 and Culture, or WLFR 2120 French 4 and Culture or WLAN 3990 Elective.
Advanced Health/Physical Assessment W 4:00 PM - 6:50 PM UMass Dartmouth Graduate NUR 552 1 Establish a foundation for assessment of adolescents, adults, and older adults in advanced nursing practice through didactic, laboratory modules, and practicum experiences. Students conduct comprehensive and focused histories, and physical and psychological assessments using skilled interviewing and advanced physical examination techniques. Differential diagnosis is based on assessment data. This course emphasizes normal variants based on gender, race, and age. In-person/Hybrid depending on conditions
Advanced Italian Grammar MWF 10:00 AM 10:50 AM UMass Lowell Undergraduate WLIT 3440 201 A systematic study of complex grammatical structures in Italian. Conducted in Italian only. 16 19 Delisle, Giulia In-person/Hybrid depending on conditions Pre-Req; WLIT 2110 Italian 3 and Culture or ITA3 or ITA4 student group.
Advanced Organic Chem UMass Lowell Undergraduate CHEM 4850 31 This course aims to provide deepened and widened knowledge of concepts, reactivity, and synthesis in organic chemistry. It encompasses: carbonyl/enol/enolate chemistry, frontier molecular orbital theory, pericyclic reactions, rearrangements, fragmentations, reactive intermediates, main group elements (boron, silicon, phosphorous, sulfur, etc.), heterocyclic compounds, organometallic chemistry, stereochemistry, selectivity, catalysis, asymmetric synthesis, and multi-step synthesis. 25 27 Ramstrom, Olof Asynchronous Online  CHEM.2210 Organic Chemistry I, CHEM.2220 Organic Chemistry IIA.
Advanced Policy Analysis Aging W 9:00 am - 11:45 am UMass Boston Graduate GERON GR 761 1 GERON GR 761 is a required third year course in the PhD Program in Gerontology providing critical gerontological content. It is the third course in a three course policy sequence that provides doctoral students with deep content and expertise in aging-related policy and policy analytic techniques. GERON GR 761 has been offered 6 times since fall 2016. Historically, it has averaged enrollment of 6 students across these 6 offerings. The current enrollment capacity is 20 students; on average, 30.8% of "seats" have been filled, though this statistic makes no sense in the context of a cap that bears no relationship to the expected first year cohort sizes of doctoral programs in the social and behavioral sciences. A more realistic cap of 10 will be applied going forward, consistent with the cohort sizes of doctoral programs in the social and behavioral sciences, while providing opportunity for additional enrollment from students in other programs. Most enrollment in the 4 classes for which data is available consists of Gerontology students, though some students from other programs--7.1%, on average--enroll in the class as well. We anticipate that the 8 students enrolled in GERON GR 760 during fall 2011 will enroll in GERON GR 761 in fall 2022. We will also plan to market this course heavily on campus, as well as through ICX, where we plan to post all our courses going forward, to further raise enrollment. We believe that this course could prove attractive to graduate students in other programs looking to learn the concepts and techniques of policy analysis in a gerontological context. Based on prior experience, the size of the rising third year cohort, and our intention to aggressively market our courses outside the program, we anticipate that enrollment in GERON GR 761 will be at least 8 students by the start of the fall 2022 term. We also wish to emphasize how critical is that required classes such as this one be offered to ensure that students can complete their program of study, consistent with professional expectations in the field, and as approved by governance, indicated in program materials, and reviewed favorably during our most recent AQUAD. Edward Miller In-person/Hybrid depending on conditions
Aging Policy and Programming Tu 6:00 7:30 UMass Boston Graduate GERON GR 624 1 The course provides a general framework for understanding and analyzing social policy, employing an applied perspective relevant to administrators and managers in organizations such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home health care, and state and local government agencies. In addition, the course offers an overview of aging policy at the federal and state levels, with attention to financial security, access to health care, long-term care, and the Older Americans Act. Students gain experience in both policy analysis and policy advocacy. Online
Applied Cryptography M, W 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate CIS 443 1 "Foundations of applied cryptography through practical applications.
Key concepts of applied cryptography, including classical cryptography and modern secret key and public key cryptography are introduced. Cryptographic primitives, their utilization to develop modern protocols for secure communication, secure computation are discussed. The subjects covered include Symmetric Encryption, Asymmetric Encryption, Message Authentication, Key Distribution and Management, Public Key Protocols, Digital Signatures, and Secure Computation."
Yuan,Jiawei In-person/Hybrid depending on conditions CIS360 Pre-req
Arabic 1 and Culture M, W 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm UMass Lowell Undergraduate WLAR 1150 201 Development of fundamental skills in oral expression, aural comprehension, reading and writing is required in language courses. Beginning and intermediate language courses at the 115, 116 and 215, 216 levels must be elected in the prescribed sequence. 10 19 Dahany, Salah N/A

Contact Us about ICX

All questions on the ICX program should be directed to the Senior Executive Associate in the Office of Academic Affairs and Economic Development. 

Office of Academic Affairs and Economic Development 
University of Massachusetts President’s Office
One Beacon Street, 31st Floor
Boston, MA 02108
617-287-5329