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    West Texas A&M University
   
 
  Jan 19, 2018
 
 
    
2017-2018 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.

 

 

Communication Studies

(Offered through the Department of Communication.)

   •  COMM 4305 - Research Practicum
   •  COMM 4310 - Communication Training and Development
   •  COMM 4330 - Storytelling and Puppetry
   •  COMM 4360 - Political Communication
   •  COMM 4373 - Methods in Competitive Speech
   •  COMM 4393 - Senior Thesis
   •  COMM 4398 - Communication Internship

Computer Information and Decision Management

(Offered through the Department of Computer Information and Decision Management.)

   •  CIDM 1105 - Computer Literacy
   •  CIDM 1301 - Introduction to Information Science
   •  CIDM 1315 - Programming Fundamentals
   •  CIDM 2315 - Programming Business Applications
   •  CIDM 2342 - Statistics for Business and Economics
   •  CIDM 2345 - Video Game Design
   •  CIDM 3310 - Spreadsheet Applications in Business
   •  CIDM 3312 - Advanced Business Programming
   •  CIDM 3320 - Digital Communications and Collaboration
   •  CIDM 3330 - Management Information Systems
   •  CIDM 3342 - Principles of Business Informatics
   •  CIDM 3345 - Video Game Design II
   •  CIDM 3350 - Database Systems Design
   •  CIDM 3372 - Web Application Development
   •  CIDM 3380 - Information Security
   •  CIDM 3382 - Enterprise Web-Based Applications Development
   •  CIDM 3385 - Network Security and Data Communications
   •  CIDM 3390 - Project Management
   •  CIDM 4096 - Supervised Reading in Information Systems
   •  CIDM 4099 - CIS Practicum
   •  CIDM 4310 - Business Intelligence and Decision Support Systems
   •  CIDM 4331 - Production and Operations Management
   •  CIDM 4343 - Supply Chain Management
   •  CIDM 4350 - Data Mining Methods
   •  CIDM 4352 - Business Forecasting
   •  CIDM 4358 - Operations Research Methods
   •  CIDM 4360 - Object-Oriented Analysis and Design
   •  CIDM 4364 - Introduction to Econometrics
   •  CIDM 4370 - Health Informatics and E-Medicine
   •  CIDM 4372 - Information Visualization
   •  CIDM 4382 - Software Development in a Database Environment
   •  CIDM 4385 - Mobile Application Development
   •  CIDM 4388 - Enterprise Resource Planning
   •  CIDM 4390 - Software Systems Development
   •  CIDM 4392 - Applied Problems in Computer and Information Systems
   •  CIDM 4398 - Internship in CIS

Computer Science

   •  CS 1301 - Introduction to Computer Science
   •  CS 1315 - Programming Fundamentals
   •  CS 1337 - Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
   •  CS 2321 - Discrete Structures I
   •  CS 2322 - Discrete Structures II
   •  CS 2325 - Computer Organization and Assembly Language
   •  CS 2336 - Objects and Data Abstraction
   •  CS 3303 - Object-Oriented Software Development
   •  CS 3305 - Data Structures and Algorithms
   •  CS 3307 - Algorithm Design and Analysis
   •  CS 3310 - Programming Languages
   •  CS 3315 - Scripting Languages
   •  CS 3321 - Introduction to Enterprise Systems
   •  CS 3322 - Enterprise Systems Application Development
   •  CS 3352 - Operating Systems and Networking
   •  CS 3372 - Net-Centric Computing
   •  CS 3387 - Artificial Intelligence
   •  CS 4095 - Problems in Computer Science
   •  CS 4097 - Computer Science Research
   •  CS 4310 - Programming Language Translation
   •  CS 4321 - Enterprise Systems Assembler Programming
   •  CS 4322 - Advanced Topics of Enterprise Systems
   •  CS 4325 - Computer Architecture
   •  CS 4330 - Computer Graphics
   •  CS 4340 - Database Systems Use, Design and Implementation
   •  CS 4350 - Automata and Language Theory
   •  CS 4360 - Approaches to Internet and Computer Networks Security
   •  CS 4385 - Concurrency and Distributed Systems
   •  CS 4390 - Software Development and Systems Programming
   •  CS 4391 - Software Development and Professional Practice
   •  CS 4392 - Special Topics in Computer Science
   •  CS 4398 - Internship in Computer Science

Criminal Justice

   •  CRIJ 1301 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
   •  CRIJ 1306 - Court Systems and Practices
   •  CRIJ 1307 - Crime in America
   •  CRIJ 1310 - Introduction to Law
   •  CRIJ 2313 - Correctional Systems and Practices
   •  CRIJ 2328 - Contemporary Policing
   •  CRIJ 3322 - Advanced Criminal Investigation
   •  CRIJ 3332 - Law of Corrections
   •  CRIJ 3361 - Writing and Research for Criminal Justice
   •  CRIJ 3362 - Statistics for the Social Sciences
   •  CRIJ 3372 - Prisons in America
   •  CRIJ 3374 - Victimology
   •  CRIJ 3382 - Women and the Criminal Justice System
   •  CRIJ 3384 - Drug Abuse, Crime and Society
   •  CRIJ 4096 - Readings
   •  CRIJ 4098 - Internship - Capstone
   •  CRIJ 4324 - Community Policing
   •  CRIJ 4326 - Managing Police Organizations
   •  CRIJ 4328 - Terrorism
   •  CRIJ 4334 - Criminal Law
   •  CRIJ 4340 - Constitutional Rights of the Accused
   •  CRIJ 4348 - Ethics and the Justice and EMA Systems
   •  CRIJ 4350 - Administration of Criminal Justice Organizations
   •  CRIJ 4352 - Administrative Management
   •  CRIJ 4353 - Public Administration
 

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