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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions


Course Numbers

In fall 2004, West Texas A&M University changed from a three-digit numbering scheme to a four-digit numbering system, known as the Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS). The four-digit numbers are identified as:

  • First digit identifies the level (1 = freshman, 2 = sophomore, 3 = junior, 4 = senior, 5 = stacked undergraduate/masters, 6 = masters, 7 = masters/doctoral, 8 = doctoral);
  • Second digit identifies the credit-hour value; and
  • Third and fourth digits establish the course sequence or type of course.

0001–0999—developmental courses, do not count toward degree.

1000–2999—primarily freshman and sophomore courses.

3000–4999—open to students who have completed at least 30 hours and any prerequisite.

5000–5999—graduate level stacked with undergraduate.

6000–6999—master’s level.

7000–7999—master’s/doctoral level.

8000–8999—doctoral students only.

NOTE: Students who have taken undergraduate “stacked” courses at WTAMU that have a graduate component cannot take the graduate course if they have already received credit for the corresponding undergraduate course.

Course Prefix

The course prefix indicates the assigned WTAMU course abbreviation and course number; e.g., ACCT 2301.

Course Abbreviation and Number in Brackets

A course abbreviation (prefix) and number in brackets indicates the corresponding common course number, established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, if the common course number and/or prefix is different from the WTAMU number; e.g., [GOVT 1310].

Field-of-Study Curriculum (FOSC)

Field-of-study curriculum is a set of courses that satisfy lower-division requirements for a bachelor’s degree in a specific academic area. All public four-year institutions of higher education are required to accept Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board-approved field-of-study courses. Field-of-study curriculum is indicated with the abbreviation “FOSC” within the brackets indicating the common course number of a course; e.g., [MUSI 1181, 1182; FOSC].

Numbers

The numbers indicate semester credit hours, lecture clock hours per week and lab clock hours per week; e.g., 3 3 0 indicates three semester credit hours, three clock hours of lecture per week and zero clock hours of lab per week.

(HAZ)

Courses marked with (HAZ) may require the use of hazardous chemicals and/or equipment. To participate in these classes, an online "Student Laboratory Safety Training" is required and assigned through WTClass upon registration for the class. By registering for the class, the student agrees to 

  • Complete the assigned training by no later than 12th class day for fall/spring terms or 5th class day for summer terms; and
  • Acknowledge non-participation in activities if not completed by 18th class day for fall/spring terms; 10th class day for summer terms.

 

 

Accounting

(Offered through the Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance.)

   •  ACCT 2301 - Principles of Financial Accounting
   •  ACCT 2302 - Principles of Managerial Accounting
   •  ACCT 3311 - Federal Tax Accounting I
   •  ACCT 3331 - Intermediate Accounting I
   •  ACCT 3332 - Intermediate Accounting II
   •  ACCT 3371 - Cost Accounting
   •  ACCT 3375 - Accounting Information Systems
   •  ACCT 4096 - Supervised Readings in Accounting
   •  ACCT 4311 - Federal Tax Accounting II
   •  ACCT 4331 - Taxation of Business Entities
   •  ACCT 4332 - Advanced Accounting
   •  ACCT 4334 - Fundamentals of Petroleum Accounting
   •  ACCT 4351 - Auditing
   •  ACCT 4352 - Advanced Auditing
   •  ACCT 4361 - Advanced Accounting Theory
   •  ACCT 4371 - Accounting & Financial Services Law
   •  ACCT 4372 - Advanced Cost Accounting
   •  ACCT 4373 - Accounting Communications
   •  ACCT 4391 - Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting
   •  ACCT 4398 - Internship in Accounting

Agricultural Business and Economics

(Offered through the Department of Agricultural Sciences.)

   •  AGBE 2317 - Fundamentals of Agricultural Economics
   •  AGBE 3301 - Farm and Ranch Management
   •  AGBE 3302 - Marketing of Agricultural Products
   •  AGBE 3303 - Professional Agricultural Sales and Services
   •  AGBE 3304 - Agricultural Business Management
   •  AGBE 3320 - Quantitative Analysis in Agricultural and Environmental Economics
   •  AGBE 4097 - Undergraduate Research
   •  AGBE 4098 - Management Training in Agribusiness
   •  AGBE 4301 - Advanced Farm and Ranch Management
   •  AGBE 4306 - International Agricultural Trade and Markets
   •  AGBE 4310 - Agricultural Policy and Trade
   •  AGBE 4312 - Agricultural Marketing Analysis
   •  AGBE 4313 - Agricultural Finance
   •  AGBE 4328 - Futures and Options
   •  AGBE 4355 - Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
   •  AGBE 4365 - Advanced Agribusiness Management

Agriculture

(Offered through the Department of Agricultural Sciences.)

   •  AGRI 1329 - Food Science
   •  AGRI 2300 - Personal and Professional Leadership Development
   •  AGRI 2302 - Communicating Agriculture to the Public
   •  AGRI 2371 - Introduction to Agriculture Education
   •  AGRI 2372 - Welding and Metalwork (HAZ)
   •  AGRI 3301 - Genetics
   •  AGRI 3303 - Agricultural Agencies in the United States
   •  AGRI 3304 - Mechanical Systems Management in Agriculture (HAZ)
   •  AGRI 3305 - Professional Growth in Agricultural Education
   •  AGRI 3306 - Agricultural Leadership in Youth Organizations
   •  AGRI 3308 - Outdoor Photography
   •  AGRI 3309 - Program and Event Planning
   •  AGRI 3318 - Agricultural Statistics
   •  AGRI 4097 - Undergraduate Research
   •  AGRI 4098 - Agricultural Internship
   •  AGRI 4103 - Senior Seminar
   •  AGRI 4302 - Agricultural Buildings and Environmental Control (HAZ)
   •  AGRI 4303 - Advanced Agricultural Mechanics
   •  AGRI 4304 - Transfer of Agricultural Technology
   •  AGRI 4305 - Conducting Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs
   •  AGRI 4306 - Crisis and Emergency Risk Communications
   •  AGRI 4310 - Global Agriculture and the Environment
   •  AGRI 4311 - Writing for Scientific Publication
   •  AGRI 4320 - Agrosecurity and Agricultural Disaster Preparedness
   •  AGRI 4380 - Capstone in Agricultural Media and Communication

Animal Science

(Offered through the Department of Agricultural Sciences.)

   •  ANSC 1177 - Principles of Equitation
   •  ANSC 1178 - Horsemanship I
   •  ANSC 1274 - Western Horsemanship
   •  ANSC 1275 - English Riding and Jumping I
   •  ANSC 1319 - Principles of Animal Science (HAZ)
   •  ANSC 2074 - Directed Studies
   •  ANSC 2370 - Animal and Product Evaluation
   •  ANSC 2371 - Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Farm Animals (HAZ)
   •  ANSC 2374 - Equine Industry and Care of Horses
   •  ANSC 2375 - Selection and Evaluation of Horses
   •  ANSC 2376 - Meat Animal and Carcass Evaluation (HAZ)
   •  ANSC 2377 - Equine Behavior Modification
   •  ANSC 3212 - Instructional Riding
   •  ANSC 3240 - Advanced Animal and Meat Evaluation
   •  ANSC 3304 - Independent Studies in Livestock Evaluation and Selection
   •  ANSC 3310 - Applied Animal Nutrition
   •  ANSC 3317 - Meat Science (HAZ)
   •  ANSC 3340 - Reproductive Physiology
   •  ANSC 3355 - Animal Breeding
   •  ANSC 3374 - Principles of Nutrition
   •  ANSC 3375 - Feeds and Feeding (HAZ)
   •  ANSC 4097 - Undergraduate Research
   •  ANSC 4098 - Animal Science Internship
   •  ANSC 4320 - Beef Cattle Management (HAZ)
   •  ANSC 4321 - Stocker Cattle Management (HAZ)
   •  ANSC 4322 - Dairy Cattle Management (HAZ)
   •  ANSC 4324 - Swine Management
   •  ANSC 4328 - Feedlot Management (HAZ)
   •  ANSC 4329 - Meat Animal Welfare Management
   •  ANSC 4370 - Equine Science and Production
   •  ANSC 4473 - Equine Business Planning and Management

Anthropology

(Offered through the Department of Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences.)

   •  ANTH 2351 - Cultural Anthropology
   •  ANTH 3301 - Introduction to Archaeology
   •  ANTH 3302 - American Archaeology
   •  ANTH 3321 - Human Origins
   •  ANTH 4095 - Problems in Anthropology/Archeology (HAZ)

Applied Music

(Offered through the Department of Music.)

The number identifies the level and type of lesson by medium; e.g., MUAP 3037, section 2, indicates two credit hours of upper-division (junior- or senior-level) trumpet.

Applied Music Level Numbers

1000—First- and second-year students
3000—Third- and fourth-year students

Credit Hours

  • One credit hour is a half-hour lesson per week for secondary music majors and non-music majors (subject to availability of instructor).
  • Two credit hours is an hour lesson per week for music majors.
  • Three credit hours is an hour lesson per week in junior and senior years and is limited to music performance majors only in their principal area of performance. Three credit hours at the graduate level is limited to master of music (M.M.) degree students in their major performance area.

   •  MUAP 1001 - Applied Music - Violin
   •  MUAP 1005 - Applied Music - Viola
   •  MUAP 1009 - Applied Music - Violoncello
 

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