Aug 21, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 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.

 

 

Social Work

   •  SOCW 4370 - Comparative Social Welfare: Go Global
   •  SOCW 4375 - Theories of Counseling
   •  SOCW 4376 - Community Resources in Corrections
   •  SOCW 4380 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment II
   •  SOCW 4381 - Social Policy and Planning
   •  SOCW 4383 - Social Work Methods
   •  SOCW 4395 - Current Issues in Social Work
   •  SOCW 4688 - Field Instruction I
   •  SOCW 4698 - Field Instruction II

Sociology

   •  SOCI 1301 - Introduction to Sociology
   •  SOCI 1306 - Social Problems
   •  SOCI 3094 - Independent Study
   •  SOCI 3311 - Public Opinion
   •  SOCI 3350 - Social Psychology
   •  SOCI 3362 - Statistics for the Social Sciences
   •  SOCI 3372 - Prisons in America
   •  SOCI 3374 - Victimology
   •  SOCI 3382 - Women and the Criminal Justice System
   •  SOCI 3384 - Drug Abuse, Crime and Society
   •  SOCI 3392 - Current Issues in Sociology and Social Policy
   •  SOCI 4099 - Practicum in Sociology Capstone
   •  SOCI 4302 - Criminology
   •  SOCI 4304 - Community Corrections
   •  SOCI 4305 - Social Services and the Aging
   •  SOCI 4310 - Mezzo Practice with Groups
   •  SOCI 4311 - Contemporary Families
   •  SOCI 4315 - Population Studies and Trends
   •  SOCI 4320 - Loss and Grief
   •  SOCI 4321 - Racial and Cultural Minorities
   •  SOCI 4322 - Social Classes in Modern Society
   •  SOCI 4325 - Sociology of Gender Roles
   •  SOCI 4330 - Sociology of Education
   •  SOCI 4341 - Macro Practice with Communities and Organizations
   •  SOCI 4342 - Juvenile Delinquency
   •  SOCI 4345 - Health-Care Policy and Planning
   •  SOCI 4351 - Sociology of Religion
   •  SOCI 4361 - Sociological Theory
   •  SOCI 4362 - Social Research
   •  SOCI 4375 - Capital Punishment
   •  SOCI 4385 - Sociology of Law
   •  SOCI 4396 - Readings and Research

Spanish

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

   •  SPAN 1101 - Introduction to the Hispanic Language and Culture
   •  SPAN 1411 - Elementary Spanish I
   •  SPAN 1412 - Elementary Spanish II
   •  SPAN 2311 - Intermediate Spanish I
   •  SPAN 2312 - Intermediate Spanish II
   •  SPAN 2313 - Spanish for Heritage Speakers I
   •  SPAN 2315 - Spanish for Heritage Speakers II
   •  SPAN 2371 - Spanish for the Professions
   •  SPAN 3094 - Individual Study
   •  SPAN 3301 - Advanced Spanish
   •  SPAN 3306 - Spanish Studies Abroad
   •  SPAN 3307 - Advanced Conversation
   •  SPAN 3308 - Expository Writing in Spanish
   •  SPAN 3314 - Latin American Culture and Civilization
   •  SPAN 3315 - Spanish Culture and Civilization
   •  SPAN 3340 - Teaching the Spanish Language
   •  SPAN 4320 - Advanced Spanish Grammar
   •  SPAN 4330 - Spanish Phonology
   •  SPAN 4355 - Spanish American Literature
   •  SPAN 4365 - Spanish Literature
   •  SPAN 4375 - Hispanic Writers in the US
   •  SPAN 4385 - Hispanic Film
   •  SPAN 4392 - Selected Studies in Spanish
   •  SPAN 4393 - Honors
   •  SPAN 4395 - Mexican Literature and Culture

Sports and Exercise Sciences

   •  SES 1301 - Foundations of Sports and Exercise Sciences
   •  SES 2342 - Personal Fitness Concepts
   •  SES 2355 - Theory and Practice of Non-Traditional Games/Sports
   •  SES 2372 - Philosophy in Sports and Exercise Sciences
   •  SES 3302 - Structural and Mechanical Kinesiology
   •  SES 3304 - Measurement and Evaluation Techniques
   •  SES 3306 - Human Sexuality
   •  SES 3311 - Principles of Instruction in Physical Activity
   •  SES 3314 - Introduction to Statistics in Sports & Exercise Sciences
   •  SES 3316 - Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco
   •  SES 3320 - Instructional Methodologies for Youth
   •  SES 3321 - Motor Development
   •  SES 3325 - Programming for Health and Wellness of Children
   •  SES 3340 - Sport Nutrition
   •  SES 3341 - Exercise Physiology (HAZ)
   •  SES 3345 - Stress Management
   •  SES 3350 - Contemporary Leadership
   •  SES 3356 - Theory and Practice of Strength Training and Conditioning
   •  SES 3382 - Outdoor Living
   •  SES 3392 - Special Topics
   •  SES 4098 - Internship
   •  SES 4302 - Motor Learning and Skill Acquisition
   •  SES 4322 - Applied Instruction in Physical Activity
   •  SES 4325 - Sport Psychology
   •  SES 4326 - Sport Sociology
   •  SES 4327 - Exercise Psychology
   •  SES 4328 - Psychology of Injury
   •  SES 4330 - Professional Issues in Sport and Exercise Sciences
   •  SES 4340 - Clinical Exercise Physiology (HAZ)
   •  SES 4341 - Sport Biomechanics
   •  SES 4343 - Research Methodology
   •  SES 4394 - Individual Problems in Sports and Exercise Sciences
   •  SES 4442 - Advanced Exercise Physiology

Theatre

(Offered through the Department of Art, Theatre and Dance.)

   •  THRE PROF - Theatre Profession
 

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