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.

 

Political Science

   •  POSC 6346 - Seminar in Criminal Justice Administration and Public Policy
   •  POSC 6350 - Seminar in Public Administration
   •  POSC 6351 - Seminar in Public Policy
   •  POSC 6352 - Environmental Policy Issues
   •  POSC 6353 - Seminar in Administrative Management
   •  POSC 6354 - Administrative Theory and Behavior
   •  POSC 6355 - Seminar in Public Financial Administration
   •  POSC 6370 - Problems in International Relations
   •  POSC 6372 - Comparative Political and Social Systems
   •  POSC 6380 - Certificate in Program Evaluation and Assessment: Capstone I
   •  POSC 6381 - Certificate in Program Evaluation and Assessment: Capstone II
   •  POSC 6387 - Seminar in Research Methods
   •  POSC 6388 - Statistics for Social and Criminological Research

Professional Development

   •  EDPD 5363 - Bilingual Teaching Methods
   •  EDPD 6092 - Current Issues in Education
   •  EDPD 6098 - Teaching Internship
   •  EDPD 6301 - Thesis
   •  EDPD 6302 - Thesis
   •  EDPD 6303 - Education Research
   •  EDPD 6304 - Multicultural Education
   •  EDPD 6305 - Curriculum Theory and Analysis
   •  EDPD 6307 - Curriculum History, Reforms and Innovations
   •  EDPD 6308 - Service Learning
   •  EDPD 6310 - Instructional Strategies
   •  EDPD 6329 - Human Development
   •  EDPD 6331 - Foundations and Psychological Principles of Education
   •  EDPD 6332 - Theories and Practices in Classroom Management
   •  EDPD 6378 - Language Development
   •  EDPD 6385 - International Studies
   •  EDPD 6388 - English as a Second Language Teaching Methods
   •  EDPD 6398 - Graduate Clinical Teaching I
   •  EDPD 6399 - Graduate Clinical Teaching II
   •  EDPD 6615 - Writing Workshop

Psychology

   •  PSYC 5324 - Psychopharmacology
   •  PSYC 5335 - Cognitive Processes
   •  PSYC 5341 - Psychology of Adolescence and Youth
   •  PSYC 5355 - Theories of Personality
   •  PSYC 5360 - Abnormal Psychology
   •  PSYC 5375 - Theories of Counseling
   •  PSYC 5380 - Introduction to Evolutionary Psychology
   •  PSYC 5392 - Current Issues in Psychology
   •  PSYC 6095 - Problems in Psychology
   •  PSYC 6098 - Internship in School Psychology
   •  PSYC 6099 - Practicum in Psychology and Counseling
   •  PSYC 6301 - Thesis
   •  PSYC 6302 - Thesis
   •  PSYC 6310 - Advanced Statistics in Psychology
   •  PSYC 6311 - Research and Experimental Design in Psychology
   •  PSYC 6312 - Seminar in Biological Psychology
   •  PSYC 6313 - Seminar in Learning
   •  PSYC 6314 - Philosophy of Science and Psychology Ethics
   •  PSYC 6315 - Social and Cultural Foundations of Psychology
   •  PSYC 6340 - Seminar in Human Development
   •  PSYC 6351 - Assessment I
   •  PSYC 6352 - Assessment II
   •  PSYC 6353 - Assessment III
   •  PSYC 6360 - Advanced Psychopathology
   •  PSYC 6361 - Advanced Child Psychopathology
   •  PSYC 6369 - Professional Seminar in School Psychology
   •  PSYC 6371 - School Consultation and Collaboration
   •  PSYC 6373 - Psychological Interventions
   •  PSYC 6374 - Marriage and Family Counseling
   •  PSYC 6375 - Intervention for Children and Adolescents
   •  PSYC 6377 - Behavior Modification
   •  PSYC 6378 - Program Evaluation and Applied Research
   •  PSYC 6392 - Current Issues in Psychology

Reading

   •  EDRD 5386 - Secondary Reading in the Content Area
   •  EDRD 6095 - Problems in Reading Education
   •  EDRD 6331 - Reading Skills Instruction: Research, Principles and Practices
   •  EDRD 6332 - Reading in Content Areas
   •  EDRD 6340 - Foundations in Reading
   •  EDRD 6341 - Diagnosis and Remediation
   •  EDRD 6344 - Multicultural Child and Adolescent Literature
   •  EDRD 6345 - Emergent Literacy in Family and Cultural Context
   •  EDRD 6346 - Language and Literacy in the Classroom
   •  EDRD 6348 - Organization and Administration of Reading Programs
   •  EDRD 6399 - Reading Specialist Practicum

Secondary Education

   •  EDSE 6095 - Problems in Education
   •  EDSE 6333 - Secondary Teaching Methods

Social Work

   •  SOCW 5303 - Social Services to Children and Families
   •  SOCW 5310 - Group and Community Processes
   •  SOCW 5321 - Practice Methods with Diverse Populations
   •  SOCW 5362 - Social Research
   •  SOCW 5370 - Comparative Social Welfare: Go Global
   •  SOCW 5380 - Theory of Human Behavior
   •  SOCW 5381 - Social Policy and Planning
   •  SOCW 5383 - Micro Social Work Practice
   •  SOCW 5395 - Current Issues in Social Work
   •  SOCW 5488 - Field Instruction I
   •  SOCW 5498 - Field Instruction II
   •  SOCW 6305 - Integrative Seminar
   •  SOCW 6310 - Advanced Social Policy
   •  SOCW 6321 - Critical Social Work
   •  SOCW 6331 - Individual and Group Practice
   •  SOCW 6341 - Community and Organizational Practice
   •  SOCW 6362 - Program Evaluation in Social Work
   •  SOCW 6380 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment Life Span
   •  SOCW 6385 - Problems in Social Work
   •  SOCW 6397 - Applied Social Work Practice I
   •  SOCW 6398 - Applied Social Work Practice II
 

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