Oct 14, 2019  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED 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.

 

Music

   •  MUSI 5242 - Elementary Piano Pedagogy
   •  MUSI 5243 - Intermediate/Advanced Piano Pedagogy
   •  MUSI 5250 - Piano Pedagogy Practicum
   •  MUSI 5252 - Piano Literature
   •  MUSI 5253 - Piano Literature II
   •  MUSI 5280 - Keyboard Skills for Today’s Church Music
   •  MUSI 5312 - Vocal Pedagogy
   •  MUSI 6092 - Special Topics
   •  MUSI 6095 - Graduate Problems
   •  MUSI 6203 - Graduate Recital
   •  MUSI 6205 - Introduction to Graduate Study
   •  MUSI 6215 - Seminar in Instrumental Music
   •  MUSI 6216 - Seminar in Choral Music
   •  MUSI 6221 - Wind Instrument Literature
   •  MUSI 6223 - Score Study and Preparation
   •  MUSI 6224 - Advanced Instrumental Conducting
   •  MUSI 6241 - Research Seminar in Music
   •  MUSI 6275 - Band Directors Workshop
   •  MUSI 6281 - Advanced Music Theory
   •  MUSI 6299 - Practicum in Instrumental Pedagogy
   •  MUSI 6301 - Thesis
   •  MUSI 6302 - Thesis
   •  MUSI 6312 - Advanced Music History

Nursing

   •  NURS 5326 - Integrative Nurse Coaching
   •  NURS 5333 - Introduction to Holistic Nursing Practices
   •  NURS 6094 - Directed Studies
   •  NURS 6120 - Research Synthesis
   •  NURS 6301 - Thesis
   •  NURS 6302 - Thesis
   •  NURS 6303 - Theories for Nursing
   •  NURS 6306 - Advanced Analysis of Issues in Nursing
   •  NURS 6314 - Advanced Nursing Education and Leadership
   •  NURS 6315 - Advanced Assessment for Nurse Practitioners
   •  NURS 6316 - Issues: Nurse Practitioner Role Development
   •  NURS 6317 - Nursing Research
   •  NURS 6318 - Nursing Populations and Settings
   •  NURS 6320 - Pathophysiology
   •  NURS 6321 - Student Engagement in Nursing Education
   •  NURS 6322 - Bioethics and Advocacy
   •  NURS 6323 - Practicum
   •  NURS 6324 - Scholarly Cliniical Praxis
   •  NURS 6325 - Advanced Health Assessment
   •  NURS 6326 - Concepts of Nursing Informatics
   •  NURS 6384 - Pharmacotherapeutics
   •  NURS 6392 - Special Topics in Graduate Nursing
   •  NURS 6490 - Capstone Clinical Practicum for Family Nurse Practitioners
   •  NURS 6611 - Primary Health Care Across the Lifespan I
   •  NURS 6712 - Primary Health Care Across the Lifespan II
   •  NURS 6713 - Primary Health Care Across the Lifespan III

Physics

   •  PHYS 6310 - Advanced Mathematical Methods
   •  PHYS 6320 - Advanced Quantum Mechanics
   •  PHYS 6330 - Classical Mechanics
   •  PHYS 6340 - Electromagnetism
   •  PHYS 6350 - Statistical Mechanics
   •  PHYS 6360 - Advanced Thermodynamics

Plant, Soil and Environmental Science

   •  PSES 5302 - Range/Forage/Wildlife Management (HAZ)
   •  PSES 5310 - Plant Breeding and Cytogenetics
   •  PSES 5311 - Soil Morphology and Classification (HAZ)
   •  PSES 5321 - Grain, Fiber and Oilseed Crops
   •  PSES 5330 - Crop Physiology
   •  PSES 5331 - Irrigation, Soil and Water Conservation
   •  PSES 5341 - Weeds, Herbicides and Cultural Control
   •  PSES 5342 - Soil Fertility
   •  PSES 5350 - Rangeland Inventories and Studies
   •  PSES 5352 - Integrated Grazing and Wildlife Habitat Management
   •  PSES 5354 - Rangeland Ecology
   •  PSES 5356 - Rangeland Improvements
   •  PSES 5371 - Field Crop Entomology
   •  PSES 6096 - Directed Studies in Plant Science (HAZ)
   •  PSES 6097 - Research
   •  PSES 6098 - Advanced Professional Internship
   •  PSES 7092 - Special Topics
   •  PSES 7301 - Advanced Plant and Soil Management
   •  PSES 7302 - Plant, Soil and Environmental Resource Management Perspectives
   •  PSES 7325 - Soil-Plant-Water Relationships
   •  PSES 7344 - Agricultural Waste Management
   •  PSES 7351 - Hydrology and Water Resources in Agriculture
   •  PSES 8095 - Directed Studies in Plant, Soil or Environmental Science

Political Science

   •  POSC 5307 - Municipal Government
   •  POSC 5356 - Principles of Emergency Management
   •  POSC 5369 - American National Security
   •  POSC 5370 - International Relations
   •  POSC 5371 - American Foreign Policy
   •  POSC 5374 - International Law and Organization
   •  POSC 5376 - Former Soviet Union: Domestic and Foreign Policies
   •  POSC 5378 - Asian Governments and Politics
   •  POSC 6096 - Readings and Research
   •  POSC 6098 - Graduate Internship
   •  POSC 6301 - Thesis
   •  POSC 6302 - Thesis
   •  POSC 6303 - Overview of Political Science
   •  POSC 6305 - Problems in American National Government
   •  POSC 6306 - Advanced Topics in State and Local Government
   •  POSC 6307 - Problems in American Intergovernmental Relations
   •  POSC 6310 - Seminar in Social and Political Theory
   •  POSC 6312 - Problems in Social and Political Institutions
   •  POSC 6335 - Seminar in American Judiciary
   •  POSC 6337 - Advanced Studies in Criminal Law
   •  POSC 6340 - The Criminal Justice System—An Overview
   •  POSC 6342 - Seminar in Criminal Justice
 

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