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.

 

 

Business

(Offered through the Department of Management, Marketing and General Business.)

   •  BUSI 4333 - Cross-Cultural Issues in Business Communication
   •  BUSI 4341 - International Business Law
   •  BUSI 4350 - Current Issues in Management Communication
   •  BUSI 4370 - Legal Aspects of Health Care
   •  BUSI 4371 - Accounting & Financial Services Law
   •  BUSI 4375 - Healthcare Communication for the Business Environment
   •  BUSI 4380 - Conflict Resolution and Negotiation
   •  BUSI 4382 - Emerging Media Law
   •  BUSI 4398 - Supervised Internship

Chemistry

(Offered through the Department of Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics.)

   •  CHEM 1320 - Introduction to Fermentation
   •  CHEM 1405 - General Chemistry I (HAZ)
   •  CHEM 1411 - Chemistry I (HAZ)
   •  CHEM 1412 - Chemistry II (HAZ)
   •  CHEM 2321 - Fermentation Biochemistry
   •  CHEM 2422 - Fermentation Product Analysis
   •  CHEM 2423 - Organic Chemistry I (HAZ)
   •  CHEM 2425 - Organic Chemistry II (HAZ)
   •  CHEM 2533 - Elementary Organic Chemistry (HAZ)
   •  CHEM 3201 - Chemical Literature
   •  CHEM 3323 - Industrial Fermentation Practices
   •  CHEM 3421 - Physical Chemistry I (HAZ)
   •  CHEM 3422 - Physical Chemistry II (HAZ)
   •  CHEM 3425 - Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry (HAZ)
   •  CHEM 3511 - Analytical Chemistry (HAZ)
   •  CHEM 4094 - Directed Studies
   •  CHEM 4095 - Problems in Chemistry
   •  CHEM 4098 - Chemistry Internship
   •  CHEM 4103 - Seminar in Chemistry
   •  CHEM 4223L - Biochemistry I Laboratory (HAZ)
   •  CHEM 4224L - Biochemistry II Laboratory (HAZ)
   •  CHEM 4323 - Biochemistry I
   •  CHEM 4324 - Biochemistry II
   •  CHEM 4333 - Biophysical Chemistry
   •  CHEM 4335 - Industrial Laboratory Procedures and Techniques (HAZ)
   •  CHEM 4370 - Senior Investigations
   •  CHEM 4397 - Undergraduate Research (HAZ)
   •  CHEM 4410 - Environmental Analytical Chemistry (HAZ)
   •  CHEM 4411 - Instrumental Analysis (HAZ)
   •  CHEM 4412 - Bioanalytical Chemistry (HAZ)
   •  CHEM 4431 - Inorganic Chemistry (HAZ)

Civil Engineering

   •  CENG 2331 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering
   •  CENG 2361 - Surveying
   •  CENG 3311 - Water Resources Engineering (HAZ)
   •  CENG 3321 - Civil Construction Materials (HAZ)
   •  CENG 3341 - Geotechnical Engineering
   •  CENG 3342 - Water and Wastewater Treatment
   •  CENG 3351 - Structural Analysis I
   •  CENG 3352 - Concrete Design
   •  CENG 3353 - Steel Design
   •  CENG 3354 - Advanced Structural Design
   •  CENG 3362 - Transportation Engineering
   •  CENG 3371 - Engineering Applications in GIS
   •  CENG 3404 - Introduction to Fluid Mechanics for Civil and Environmental Engineers (HAZ)
   •  CENG 4097 - Civil Engineering Research
   •  CENG 4098 - Civil Engineering Internship
   •  CENG 4322 - Pavement Analysis and Design
   •  CENG 4342 - Foundation Design
   •  CENG 4354 - Structural Analysis II
   •  CENG 4355 - Structural Dynamics
   •  CENG 4356 - Bridge Design
   •  CENG 4357 - Wind Engineering
   •  CENG 4358 - Finite Element Analysis in Structural Engineering
   •  CENG 4380 - Civil Engineering Senior Design (HAZ)

Communication Disorders

   •  CD 2370 - Phonetics
   •  CD 2372 - Language Development
   •  CD 2373 - Survey of Communication Disorders
   •  CD 2374 - Clinical Observation and Professional Writing in Communication Disorders
   •  CD 3094 - Advanced Individual Problems in Communication Disorders
   •  CD 3340 - Child Articulation and Phonological Disorders
   •  CD 3345 - Introduction to Fluency Disorders
   •  CD 3355 - Introduction to Audiological Assessment
   •  CD 3356 - Aural Rehabilitation
   •  CD 3365 - Introduction to Voice Disorders
   •  CD 3370 - Diagnosis and Counseling in Communication Disorders
   •  CD 3371 - Anatomy and Physiology in Communication Disorders
   •  CD 3392 - Special Topics
   •  CD 4381 - Neural Basis of Communication Disorders
   •  CD 4386 - Acquired Speech and Language Disorders
   •  CD 4390 - Clinical Professional Issues in Communication Disorders
   •  CD 4460 - Speech and Hearing Science
   •  CD 4472 - Child Language and Literacy Disorders
   •  CD 4480 - Research and Technology in Communication Disorders

Communication Studies

(Offered through the Department of Communication.)

   •  COMM 1315 - Basic Speech Communication
   •  COMM 1318 - Interpersonal Communication
   •  COMM 1321 - Business and Professional Communication
   •  COMM 2074 - Individual Problems
   •  COMM 2178 - Forensics
   •  COMM 2335 - Argumentation
   •  COMM 2341 - Basic Performance of Literature
   •  COMM 2376 - Communication Theory
   •  COMM 2377 - Intercultural Communication
   •  COMM 3094 - Individual Problems
   •  COMM 3301 - Advanced Public Speaking
   •  COMM 3302 - Advanced Performance of Literature
   •  COMM 3315 - Research Methods
   •  COMM 3320 - Nonverbal Communication
   •  COMM 3325 - Communication for the Classroom
   •  COMM 3331 - Organizational Communication
   •  COMM 3341 - Persuasion
   •  COMM 3345 - Discussion and Small-Group Communication
 

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