Oct 16, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate 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.

(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.

 

 

English

(Offered through the Department of English, Philosophy and Modern Languages.)

   •  ENGL 4354 - Contemporary Literature
   •  ENGL 4360 - American Regionalism
   •  ENGL 4361 - Multicultural American Literature
   •  ENGL 4363 - Literature of the Southwest
   •  ENGL 4364 - 17th-Century Literature
   •  ENGL 4365 - 18th-Century Literature
   •  ENGL 4380 - Literary Theory
   •  ENGL 4390 - English Capstone
   •  ENGL 4392 - Special Topics in Literature
   •  ENGL 4393 - Honors

Environmental Engineering

EVEG

   •  EVEG 2331 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering (HAZ)
   •  EVEG 3311 - Water Resources Engineering
   •  EVEG 3342 - Principles of Water and Wastewater Treatment
   •  EVEG 3343 - Principles of Air Pollution Monitoring and Control (HAZ)
   •  EVEG 3344 - Principles of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management (HAZ)
   •  EVEG 3361 - Modeling for Environmental Engineering
   •  EVEG 3404 - Introduction to Fluid Mechanics for Civil and Environmental Engineers (HAZ)
   •  EVEG 4097 - Environmental Engineering Research (HAZ)
   •  EVEG 4098 - Environmental Engineering Internship
   •  EVEG 4340 - Environmental Systems Engineering
   •  EVEG 4341 - Groundwater Hydrology and Modeling
   •  EVEG 4381 - Environmental Engineering Design I (HAZ)
   •  EVEG 4382 - Environmental Engineering Design II (HAZ)

Environmental Science

   •  ENVR 1407 - Fundamentals of Environmental Science
   •  ENVR 3092 - Special Topics
   •  ENVR 3434 - Numerical Methods in Environmental Science
   •  ENVR 4095 - Problems
   •  ENVR 4098 - Internship in Environmental Science
   •  ENVR 4301 - Preparation of Environmental Impact Statements
   •  ENVR 4302 - Environmental Law
   •  ENVR 4305 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
   •  ENVR 4306 - Hazardous Waste Site Assessment (HAZ)
   •  ENVR 4307 - Environmental Project Management
   •  ENVR 4310 - Global Agriculture and the Environment
   •  ENVR 4340 - Environmental Project Management
   •  ENVR 4350 - Computer Applications in Hydrogeology
   •  ENVR 4377 - Toxicology
   •  ENVR 4404 - Environmental Sampling and Interpretation

Finance

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

   •  FIN 1307 - Introduction to Personal Finance
   •  FIN 3311 - Real Estate Finance
   •  FIN 3320 - Business Finance
   •  FIN 3335 - Processes of Risk Management
   •  FIN 3350 - Personal Financial Planning
   •  FIN 4096 - Supervised Readings in Finance
   •  FIN 4311 - Corporate Governance and Ethics
   •  FIN 4315 - Contemporary Issues in Tax Planning and Finance
   •  FIN 4320 - Investments
   •  FIN 4321 - Portfolio Management
   •  FIN 4323 - International Finance
   •  FIN 4324 - Management of Financial Services
   •  FIN 4325 - Financial Analysis with Technology Applications
   •  FIN 4326 - Financial Management
   •  FIN 4328 - Futures and Options
   •  FIN 4331 - Gift and Estate Planning
   •  FIN 4350 - Sales Management of Financial Services
   •  FIN 4365 - Case Studies in Financial Planning
   •  FIN 4368 - Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits
   •  FIN 4370 - Health Care Finance
   •  FIN 4398 - Internship in Finance

French

   •  FREN 1411 - Elementary French I
   •  FREN 1412 - Elementary French II
   •  FREN 3094 - Individual Study

Gender Studies

   •  GNDR 3301 - Introduction to Gender Studies
   •  GNDR 4397 - Gender Studies Research

Generic Special Education

   •  EDSP 4095 - Problems in Special Education
   •  EDSP 4343 - Student Teaching-Generic Special
   •  EDSP 4351 - Exceptionality in Children
   •  EDSP 4352 - Teaching Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
   •  EDSP 4354 - Learning and Behavior Disorders
   •  EDSP 4355 - Individual Assessment Techniques
   •  EDSP 4357 - Educational Procedures for Adolescents
   •  EDSP 4358 - Theories of Multiple Disabilities
   •  EDSP 4359 - Behavior Management of Exceptional Children
   •  EDSP 4369 - Special Education Methods

Geography

(Offered through the Department of History.)

   •  GEOG 1302 - People in Places
   •  GEOG 2310 - Map Reading
   •  GEOG 2320 - Contemporary World Geographies
   •  GEOG 3302 - United States and Canada
   •  GEOG 3308 - Environment and Man
   •  GEOG 3313 - Meteorology
   •  GEOG 3340 - Geographies of Islam
   •  GEOG 3350 - World Regional Geography
   •  GEOG 4095 - Problems in Geography
   •  GEOG 4305 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
   •  GEOG 4331 - Texas
   •  GEOG 4390 - Senior Seminar
   •  GEOG 4392 - Special Topics in Geography

Geology

   •  GEOL 1401 - Earth Science I
   •  GEOL 1402 - Earth Science II
   •  GEOL 1403 - Physical Geology
   •  GEOL 1404 - Historical Geology
   •  GEOL 2471 - Mineralogy
   •  GEOL 2475 - Petrology
   •  GEOL 3092 - Special Topics (HAZ)
   •  GEOL 3311 - Structural Geology
   •  GEOL 3312 - Geomorphology
   •  GEOL 3325 - Environmental Geology
   •  GEOL 3350 - Hydrogeology
   •  GEOL 3406 - Paleontology (HAZ)
   •  GEOL 4095 - Problems in Geology
 

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