Aug 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.

 

 

Geology

   •  GEOL 4095 - Problems in Geology
   •  GEOL 4098 - Internship in Geology
   •  GEOL 4305 - Field Methods (HAZ)
   •  GEOL 4350 - Computer Applications in Hydrogeology

Geoscience

   •  GESC 3303 - Oceanography
   •  GESC 3308 - Environment and Man
   •  GESC 3310 - Minerals and Rocks
   •  GESC 3313 - Meteorology
   •  GESC 4095 - Problems in Earth Science

German

   •  GERM 1411 - Elementary German I
   •  GERM 1412 - Elementary German II
   •  GERM 3094 - Individual Study

Health Sciences

   •  HSCI 3301 - Introduction to Epidemiology

History

(Offered through the Department of History.)

   •  HIST 1301 - America, 1492-1877
   •  HIST 1302 - America Since 1877
   •  HIST 2301 - Texas History Survey
   •  HIST 2302 - The Historian's Craft: Writing and Historiography
   •  HIST 2311 - Western Civilization
   •  HIST 2315 - Byzantium and Beyond: Europe from the Periphery
   •  HIST 2321 - World History and Civilizations
   •  HIST 2322 - Comparative World History Since 1500
   •  HIST 2323 - Eastern Civilization
   •  HIST 2370 - Greco-Roman History to AD 300
   •  HIST 2371 - Modern East Asia, 1600 to Present
   •  HIST 2372 - Contemporary World in Perspective
   •  HIST 2381 - African-American History
   •  HIST 3301 - Historical Research Methods
   •  HIST 3302 - Introduction to Public History
   •  HIST 3310 - Early American to 1763
   •  HIST 3311 - United States, 1789–1860
   •  HIST 3312 - United States, 1877–1914
   •  HIST 3313 - War, Depression, War Again: America 1914-1945
   •  HIST 3314 - United States Since 1945
   •  HIST 3316 - Mexican American History
   •  HIST 3318 - Native American History
   •  HIST 3320 - US Women's History
   •  HIST 3332 - The Birth of Europe: The Story of the Middle Ages
   •  HIST 3333 - From Renaissance to Revolution: Europe 1350–1789
   •  HIST 3334 - The Long Century: Citizens, Nation, and Revolution in Europe 1789-1914
   •  HIST 3336 - Contemporary Europe, 1900 to Present
   •  HIST 3337 - British History
   •  HIST 3360 - Colonial Latin America
   •  HIST 3361 - Dictators, Death Squads, and Dilemmas
   •  HIST 3363 - New Spain from Pre-History to 1810
   •  HIST 3364 - Mexico, Independence to the Present
   •  HIST 3366 - North American Borderlands History
   •  HIST 4088 - Internship in Public History
   •  HIST 4096 - Readings
   •  HIST 4098 - Museum Internship
   •  HIST 4301 - Senior Seminar in History
   •  HIST 4303 - Film and History
   •  HIST 4310 - Age of the American Revolution
   •  HIST 4312 - The Old South
   •  HIST 4313 - The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1860–1876
   •  HIST 4316 - Advanced Texas History
   •  HIST 4317 - The New American West, 1877–Present
   •  HIST 4319 - The Fall of the Wild: Nature and American Society
   •  HIST 4321 - Civil Rights Movements in the United States
   •  HIST 4322 - Topics in Gender and Women's History
   •  HIST 4325 - Vietnam: The American Perspective
   •  HIST 4329 - Ancient Rome: Rome from Village to Empire
   •  HIST 4330 - History of Christianity to 1564
   •  HIST 4332 - Polish History, Culture and Society
   •  HIST 4333 - The Many Faces of Russia: Imperial Russia, the Soviet Union, and the Russian Federation
   •  HIST 4335 - The Fall of Eagles: The History of World War One
   •  HIST 4337 - Nazi Germany
   •  HIST 4350 - Modern China, 1800 to Present
   •  HIST 4352 - Modern Japan, 1868 to Present
   •  HIST 4354 - World War II in Asia
   •  HIST 4357 - Age of the Samurai
   •  HIST 4358 - Huns, Turks, Mongols: History of the Steppe
   •  HIST 4361 - Empire
   •  HIST 4362 - Topics in Latin American History
   •  HIST 4392 - Special Topics in History
   •  HIST 4393 - Honors Practicum in History

Honors

   •  HNRS 2073 - Honors Colloquia
   •  HNRS 2171 - Honors I Seminar
   •  HNRS 2373 - Honors Seminar
   •  HNRS 3373 - Honors Seminar
   •  HNRS 4093 - Honors Capstone Course
   •  HNRS 4393 - Honors Capstone Course

Humanities

(Cooperative offering through the Department of Music. Online only.)

   •  HUMA 1315 - Art, Dance, Music, Theatre Interaction
   •  HUMA 3315 - Fine Arts Fundamentals

Interdisciplinary Studies

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

   •  IDS 1001 - Student-Athlete Experience
   •  IDS 1071 - Elementary Group Dynamics
   •  IDS 3001 - President's Undergraduate Student Research Grant Program
   •  IDS 3098 - Cooperative Education
   •  IDS 3301 - Women's Studies I: Introduction
   •  IDS 3302 - Women's Studies II: The World of Women
   •  IDS 3310 - Life on the Southern Plains-Humanities
   •  IDS 3311 - Life on the Southern Plains-Sciences
   •  IDS 3370 - Introduction to Western American Studies
   •  IDS 3392 - Topics in International Studies
   •  IDS 3399 - WT Leadership
   •  IDS 4398 - Western American Studies Internship

Japanese

   •  JAPN 1411 - Elementary Japanese I
   •  JAPN 1412 - Elementary Japanese II
   •  JAPN 3094 - Individual Study

Language

(for transcripting purposes only)

   •  LANG xxxx - Foreign Languages

Leadership Education and Development

   •  LEAD 3101 - Theoretical Foundations of Leadership
 

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