Oct 19, 2018  
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.

 

 

Theatre

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

   •  THRE 1120 - Drama Workshop Practicum
   •  THRE 1310 - Introduction to Theatre Arts
   •  THRE 1330 - Stagecraft (HAZ)
   •  THRE 1341 - Make-Up
   •  THRE 1342 - Costume Technology
   •  THRE 1351 - Acting I: Basic Techniques
   •  THRE 1352 - Acting II: Character Development
   •  THRE 1361 - Musical Theatre I
   •  THRE 1371 - Script Analysis
   •  THRE 1373 - Fundamentals of Design
   •  THRE 2074 - Individual Problems
   •  THRE 2076 - Summer Theatre I
   •  THRE 2331 - Stagecraft II
   •  THRE 2335 - Lighting Technology
   •  THRE 2374 - Actor's Voice and Movement
   •  THRE 2385 - Rendering for the Theatre (HAZ)
   •  THRE 3076 - Summer Theatre II
   •  THRE 3094 - Individual Problems
   •  THRE 3199 - Advanced Drama Workshop Practicum (HAZ)
   •  THRE 3302 - Art of Fashion
   •  THRE 3312 - Play Direction I
   •  THRE 3313 - Musical Theatre Direction and Choreography
   •  THRE 3335 - Concepts in Light Design
   •  THRE 3342 - Concepts in Costume Design
   •  THRE 3351 - Acting III: Shakespeare
   •  THRE 3361 - Musical Theatre II
   •  THRE 3363 - Musical Theatre History
   •  THRE 3370 - Theatre Fundamentals
   •  THRE 3373 - Theatre Teaching Methods
   •  THRE 3374 - Actor's Voice and Movement II
   •  THRE 3375 - Stage Combat
   •  THRE 3385 - Scene Painting
   •  THRE 3392 - Special Topics in Theatre
   •  THRE 4120 - Advanced Theatre Education Internship
   •  THRE 4161 - Musical Theatre Repertoire
   •  THRE 4312 - Play Direction II
   •  THRE 4320 - Educational Theatre & Program Management
   •  THRE 4335 - Concepts in Scenic Design
   •  THRE 4342 - History of Costumes, Styles and Decor
   •  THRE 4345 - Stage Management
   •  THRE 4351 - Advanced Acting: Camera Technique
   •  THRE 4352 - Advanced Acting: Scene Study
   •  THRE 4361 - Theatre History I
   •  THRE 4362 - Theatre History II
   •  THRE 4393 - Honors
 

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