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  Dec 11, 2017
 
 
    
2011-2012 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.
 

 

Biology

(Offered through the Department of Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences.)

   •  BIOL 1407 - Basic and Contemporary Biology II
   •  BIOL 1408 - Biology for Non-Science Majors I
   •  BIOL 1409 - Biology for Non-Science Majors II
   •  BIOL 1411 - Botany
   •  BIOL 1413 - Zoology
   •  BIOL 2374 - Wildlife Conservation
   •  BIOL 2401 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
   •  BIOL 2402 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
   •  BIOL 2420 - Applied Microbiology
   •  BIOL 2572 - Microbiology
   •  BIOL 3092 - Special Topics
   •  BIOL 3099 - Field Biology
   •  BIOL 3101 - Medical Terminology
   •  BIOL 3201 - Genetics Laboratory
   •  BIOL 3301 - Genetics
   •  BIOL 3303 - Human Genetics
   •  BIOL 3312 - Environmental Microbiology
   •  BIOL 3331 - Parasitology
   •  BIOL 3340 - Reproductive Physiology
   •  BIOL 3345 - Fisheries Techniques
   •  BIOL 3350 - Hematology
   •  BIOL 3374 - Wildlife Management
   •  BIOL 3375 - Medical Microbiology
   •  BIOL 3385 - Marine Biology
   •  BIOL 3402 - Cell Biology
   •  BIOL 3404 - Evolution
   •  BIOL 3406 - Paleontology
   •  BIOL 3411 - Arthropods and Public Health
   •  BIOL 3418 - Wildland Soils
   •  BIOL 3420 - Natural History of Vertebrates
   •  BIOL 3424 - Wildlife Management Techniques
   •  BIOL 3425 - Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry
   •  BIOL 3440 - Anatomy and Physiology of Humans
   •  BIOL 3451 - Histology
   •  BIOL 3452 - Embryology
   •  BIOL 3510 - Entomology
   •  BIOL 3521 - Invertebrate Zoology
   •  BIOL 3522 - Comparative Anatomy
   •  BIOL 3532 - Plant Classification
   •  BIOL 4095 - Problems
   •  BIOL 4097 - Research
   •  BIOL 4098 - Internship in Wildlife/Fisheries
   •  BIOL 4099 - Internship in Health Care
   •  BIOL 4335 - Animal Behavior
   •  BIOL 4340 - Neuroscience
   •  BIOL 4351 - Conservation Biology
   •  BIOL 4365 - Marine Fisheries
   •  BIOL 4375 - Immunology and Serology
   •  BIOL 4393 - Honors
   •  BIOL 4401 - Molecular Cytogenetics
   •  BIOL 4402 - Cytotechnology
   •  BIOL 4404 - Bioinformatics
   •  BIOL 4416 - Introductory Biometry
   •  BIOL 4425 - Limnology
   •  BIOL 4430 - Introduction to Dendrochronology
   •  BIOL 4431 - Ichthyology
   •  BIOL 4432 - Herpetology
   •  BIOL 4433 - Ornithology
   •  BIOL 4434 - Mammalogy
   •  BIOL 4440 - Advanced Physiology
   •  BIOL 4460 - Arachnology
   •  BIOL 4480 - Aquaculture
   •  BIOL 4510 - General Ecology
   •  BIOL 4513 - Plant Ecology

Biotechnology

   •  BIOT 4095 - Problems in Biotechnology
   •  BIOT 4098 - Internship in Biotechnology
   •  BIOT 4385 - Biotechnology
   •  BIOT 4401 - Molecular Cytogenetics
   •  BIOT 4402 - Cytotechnology
   •  BIOT 4404 - Bioinformatics

Business

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

   •  BUSI 1301 - Survey of Business
   •  BUSI 1304 - Business Communication
   •  BUSI 1371 - Keyboarding/Introduction to Word Processing
   •  BUSI 3312 - Business Law
   •  BUSI 3319 - International Business
   •  BUSI 3391 - Applications in Free Enterprise
   •  BUSI 4096 - Supervised Readings in Business
   •  BUSI 4330 - Employment Law
   •  BUSI 4370 - Legal Aspects of Health Care
   •  BUSI 4398 - Supervised Internship

Chemistry

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

   •  CHEM 1405 - General Chemistry I
   •  CHEM 1411 - Chemistry I
   •  CHEM 1412 - Chemistry II
   •  CHEM 2523 - Organic Chemistry I
   •  CHEM 2525 - Organic Chemistry II
   •  CHEM 2533 - Elementary Organic Chemistry
   •  CHEM 3310 - Environmental Chemistry
   •  CHEM 3425 - Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry
   •  CHEM 3511 - Analytical Chemistry
   •  CHEM 3521 - Physical Chemistry I
   •  CHEM 3522 - Physical Chemistry II
   •  CHEM 4094 - Directed Studies
   •  CHEM 4095 - Problems in Chemistry
   •  CHEM 4223L - Biochemistry I Laboratory
   •  CHEM 4224L - Biochemistry II Laboratory
   •  CHEM 4323 - Biochemistry I
   •  CHEM 4324 - Biochemistry II
   •  CHEM 4335 - Industrial Laboratory Procedures and Techniques
   •  CHEM 4397 - Undergraduate Research
   •  CHEM 4410 - Environmental Analytical Chemistry
 

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