Jun 26, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 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.

 

 

Political Science

(Offered through the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice.)

   •  POSC 4356 - Principles of Emergency Management
   •  POSC 4357 - Public Policy Formulation
   •  POSC 4358 - Comparative American Public Administration
   •  POSC 4359 - Organizational Theory in the Public Sector
   •  POSC 4360 - GIS Technology for Public and Emergency Management
   •  POSC 4363 - Topics in Comparative Politics
   •  POSC 4365 - Topics in International Relations
   •  POSC 4366 - Modern Political Thought
   •  POSC 4367 - American Political Thought
   •  POSC 4368 - Topics in Political Theory
   •  POSC 4369 - American National Security
   •  POSC 4370 - International Relations
   •  POSC 4371 - American Foreign Policy
   •  POSC 4372 - Nuclear Weapons and World Politics
   •  POSC 4374 - International Law and Organization
   •  POSC 4375 - Capital Punishment
   •  POSC 4376 - Former Soviet Union: Domestic and Foreign Policies
   •  POSC 4378 - Asian Governments and Politics
   •  POSC 4379 - Middle Eastern Politics
   •  POSC 4380 - European Parliamentary Governments
   •  POSC 4381 - North American Governments
   •  POSC 4388 - Senior Seminar in Political Science
   •  POSC 4392 - American Politics
   •  POSC 4393 - Honors Practicum in Political Science

Portuguese

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

   •  PORT 1411 - Elementary Portuguese I
   •  PORT 1412 - Elementary Portuguese II

Professional Development

   •  EDPD 3340 - Educational Foundations
   •  EDPD 4095 - Problems in Professional Development
   •  EDPD 4340 - Classroom Management
   •  EDPD 4341 - Classroom Management in Agriscience
   •  EDPD 4350 - Management and Organization for Instructional Settings
   •  EDPD 4363 - Bilingual Teaching Methods
   •  EDPD 4378 - Language Development
   •  EDPD 4388 - English as a Second Language Teaching Methods

Psychology

   •  PSYC 2170 - Psychology Seminar
   •  PSYC 2272 - Professional Psychology: Careers, Ethics and Research Methodology
   •  PSYC 2301 - General Psychology
   •  PSYC 2308 - Child Development
   •  PSYC 2314 - Lifespan Growth and Development
   •  PSYC 2315 - Human Behavior and Personal Adjustment
   •  PSYC 3310 - Introduction to Statistics
   •  PSYC 3311 - Experimental Psychology
   •  PSYC 3320 - Biological Psychology
   •  PSYC 3322 - Health Psychology
   •  PSYC 3350 - Social Psychology
   •  PSYC 3371 - Principles of Psychological Testing
   •  PSYC 3373 - Forensic Psychology
   •  PSYC 3392 - Current Issues in Psychology
   •  PSYC 3430 - Psychology of Learning
   •  PSYC 4095 - Problems in Psychology
   •  PSYC 4319 - History and Systems of Psychology
   •  PSYC 4324 - Psychopharmacology
   •  PSYC 4325 - Human Neuropsychology
   •  PSYC 4335 - Cognitive Processes
   •  PSYC 4341 - Psychology of Adolescence and Youth
   •  PSYC 4342 - Psychology of Adulthood
   •  PSYC 4355 - Theories of Personality
   •  PSYC 4360 - Abnormal Psychology
   •  PSYC 4361 - Individual Differences and Child Psychopathology
   •  PSYC 4375 - Theories of Counseling
   •  PSYC 4380 - Comparative Psychology: Behavior & Evolution
   •  PSYC 4399 - Practicum in Psychology

Reading

   •  EDRD 3301 - Teaching Reading Through Children's Literature
   •  EDRD 3302 - Reading Skills in the Elementary School
   •  EDRD 3304 - Structured Literacy
   •  EDRD 4095 - Problems in Reading Education
   •  EDRD 4302 - Evaluation of Reading Performance
   •  EDRD 4304 - Reading Skills in the Content Field
   •  EDRD 4306 - Teaching Reading in Middle School
   •  EDRD 4386 - Secondary Reading in the Content Area

Religion

   •  RELI 1371 - Old Testament Studies
   •  RELI 1372 - New Testament Studies
   •  RELI 2371 - Comparative Religion

Secondary Education

   •  EDSE 4095 - Problems in Secondary Education
   •  EDSE 4320 - Teaching in Secondary Schools I
   •  EDSE 4321 - Teaching in Agriscience
   •  EDSE 4328 - Teaching of School Music
   •  EDSE 4330 - Teaching in Secondary Schools II
   •  EDSE 4331 - Instructional Delivery for Secondary Education
   •  EDSE 4340 - Student Teaching-Secondary
   •  EDSE 4341 - Student Teaching-Secondary

Sign Language

   •  SGNL 1301 - Beginning American Sign Language I
   •  SGNL 1302 - Beginning American Sign Language II

Social Work

   •  SOCW 2074 - Independent Study
   •  SOCW 2315 - Human Behavior and Personal Adjustment
   •  SOCW 2361 - Introduction to Social Work
   •  SOCW 3094 - Independent Study
   •  SOCW 3301 - Social Welfare: Structure and Process
   •  SOCW 3302 - Critical Thinking
   •  SOCW 3362 - Statistics for the Social Sciences
   •  SOCW 3380 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment I
   •  SOCW 4303 - Social Services for Children and Families
   •  SOCW 4305 - Social Services and the Aging
   •  SOCW 4310 - Mezzo Practice with Groups
   •  SOCW 4320 - Loss and Grief
   •  SOCW 4321 - Practice Methods with Diverse Populations
   •  SOCW 4335 - Values, Ethics and Religion in Social Work
   •  SOCW 4341 - Macro Practice with Communities and Organizations
   •  SOCW 4345 - Health-Care Policy and Planning
   •  SOCW 4362 - Social Research
 

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