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  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.

 

 

Criminal Justice

   •  CRIJ 4354 - Public Personnel Administration
   •  CRIJ 4355 - Public Financial Administration
   •  CRIJ 4356 - Principles of Emergency Management
   •  CRIJ 4375 - Capital Punishment
   •  CRIJ 4376 - Community Resources in Corrections
   •  CRIJ 4392 - Topics in Criminal Justice
   •  CRIJ 4393 - Honors Practicum in Criminal Justice

Dance

   •  DANC 1112 - Practicum and Performance I
   •  DANC 1205 - Improvisational Dance
   •  DANC 1241 - Ballet I
   •  DANC 2075 - Individual Problems
   •  DANC 2210 - Tap Dance I
   •  DANC 2222 - Choreography I
   •  DANC 2241 - Ballet II
   •  DANC 2245 - Modern Dance I
   •  DANC 2247 - Jazz Dance I
   •  DANC 2303 - Introduction to Dance
   •  DANC 3092 - Special Topics
   •  DANC 3112 - Practicum and Performance II
   •  DANC 3113 - Partnering
   •  DANC 3203 - Conditioning and Somatics
   •  DANC 3210 - Tap Dance II
   •  DANC 3216 - Teaching Dance
   •  DANC 3222 - Choreography II
   •  DANC 3245 - Modern Dance II
   •  DANC 3247 - Jazz Dance II
   •  DANC 3315 - Dance History I
   •  DANC 3341 - Ballet III
   •  DANC 4095 - Individual Problems
   •  DANC 4119 - Senior Professional Practice
   •  DANC 4120 - Senior Project
   •  DANC 4222 - Choreography III
   •  DANC 4245 - Modern Dance III
   •  DANC 4247 - Jazz III
   •  DANC 4315 - Dance History II
   •  DANC 4341 - Ballet IV

Early Childhood

   •  EDEC 2383 - Early Childhood Education
   •  EDEC 3384 - Curriculum and the Young Child
   •  EDEC 4095 - Problems in Early Childhood Education

Economics

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

NOTE: ECON 2301 and 2302 are prerequisites for 3000-level and above economics courses.

   •  ECON 2301 - Principles of Macroeconomics
   •  ECON 2302 - Principles of Microeconomics
   •  ECON 2331 - Economics of Personal Finance
   •  ECON 3302 - Fundamentals of Engineering Economy
   •  ECON 3311 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
   •  ECON 3312 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
   •  ECON 3321 - Development of Modern Capitalism
   •  ECON 3352 - Sports Economics and Business
   •  ECON 3355 - Behavioral Economics
   •  ECON 3371 - American Economic History
   •  ECON 3394 - Supervised Readings in Economics
   •  ECON 4301 - Industrial Organization and Regulation
   •  ECON 4305 - Law & Economics
   •  ECON 4312 - Money, Credit and Banking
   •  ECON 4321 - Comparative Economic Systems
   •  ECON 4332 - Economics of the Public Sector
   •  ECON 4341 - International Economics
   •  ECON 4342 - Economic Development
   •  ECON 4351 - Economics of Labor Resources
   •  ECON 4355 - Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
   •  ECON 4361 - Development of Economic Philosophy
   •  ECON 4364 - Introduction to Econometrics
   •  ECON 4370 - Economics of Health Care
   •  ECON 4372 - Managerial Economics
   •  ECON 4392 - Special Topics in Economics
   •  ECON 4398 - Internship in Economics

Educational Psychology

(Offered through the Department of Education.)

   •  EPSY 3341 - Educational Psychology
   •  EPSY 3342 - Psychology of Education
   •  EPSY 3350 - Children with Special Needs
   •  EPSY 4095 - Problems in Education Psychology

Electrical Engineering

   •  EENG 2341 - Fundamentals of Electromagnetics
   •  EENG 2350 - Introduction of Electronic Devices and Circuits
   •  EENG 2475 - Signals and Systems I
   •  EENG 3305 - Digital Design Fundamentals
   •  EENG 3334 - Circuits II
   •  EENG 3340 - Electronics I
   •  EENG 3341 - Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
   •  EENG 3352 - Properties of Electronic Materials
   •  EENG 3354 - VLSI Design
   •  EENG 3355 - Control Systems
   •  EENG 3360 - Electromechanical Systems
   •  EENG 3375 - Signals and Systems II
   •  EENG 4097 - Electrical Engineering Research
   •  EENG 4363 - Electrical Power Plants
   •  EENG 4370 - Electrical Power Devices
   •  EENG 4371 - Power System Analysis
   •  EENG 4372 - Power Electronics and Power Management
   •  EENG 4373 - Electrical Machinery
   •  EENG 4380 - Senior Design I
   •  EENG 4381 - Senior Design II
   •  EENG 4392 - Special Topics in Electrical Engineering

Elementary Education

   •  EDEL 4095 - Problems in Elementary Education
   •  EDEL 4340 - Student Teaching-Elementary
   •  EDEL 4341 - Student Teaching-Elementary
   •  EDEL 4370 - Language Arts Methods
   •  EDEL 4371 - Mathematics Methods
   •  EDEL 4372 - Elementary/Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies
   •  EDEL 4373 - Elementary/Middle School Mathematics and Science
   •  EDEL 4374 - Social Sciences Methods
   •  EDEL 4381 - Science Methods
   •  EDEL 4382 - Instructional Delivery for Elementary English Language Arts and Social Studies
 

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