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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.
 

 

Physics

   •  PHYS 1411 - Planetary Astronomy
   •  PHYS 1412 - Introductory Astronomy II
   •  PHYS 2425 - Calculus Physics I
   •  PHYS 2426 - Calculus Physics II
   •  PHYS 3095 - Laboratory Problems
   •  PHYS 3302 - Wind Energy and Wind Turbines
   •  PHYS 3303 - Solar Energy: Residence and Rural Systems
   •  PHYS 3310 - Modern Physics I
   •  PHYS 3320 - Thermodynamics
   •  PHYS 3330 - Mechanics I
   •  PHYS 3340 - Electricity and Magnetism I
   •  PHYS 3380 - Observational Astronomy
   •  PHYS 3450 - Advanced Laboratory Techniques
   •  PHYS 4095 - Problems in Physics
   •  PHYS 4310 - Modern Physics II
   •  PHYS 4320 - Quantum Mechanics I
   •  PHYS 4321 - Principles of Physical Science
   •  PHYS 4330 - Optics
   •  PHYS 4340 - Mathematical Methods
   •  PHYS 4350 - Computational Physics
   •  PHYS 4360 - Nuclear Physics
   •  PHYS 4370 - Solid State Physics

Plant, Soil and Environmental Science

(Offered through the Department of Agricultural Sciences.)

   •  PSES 1301 - Principles of Horticulture
   •  PSES 1307 - Principles of Plant Science
   •  PSES 2313 - Economic Entomology
   •  PSES 2411 - Soils and the Environment
   •  PSES 3130 - Soil Profile Evaluation
   •  PSES 3272 - Individual Study of Seed and Plant Quality
   •  PSES 4094 - Directed Studies
   •  PSES 4097 - Undergraduate Research
   •  PSES 4302 - Range/Forage/Wildlife Management
   •  PSES 4310 - Plant Breeding and Cytogenetics
   •  PSES 4311 - Soil Morphology and Classification
   •  PSES 4321 - Grain, Fiber and Oilseed Crops
   •  PSES 4330 - Crop Physiology
   •  PSES 4331 - Irrigation, Soil and Water Conservation
   •  PSES 4341 - Weeds, Herbicides and Cultural Control
   •  PSES 4342 - Soil Fertility
   •  PSES 4371 - Field Crop Entomology
   •  PSES 4393 - Honors
   •  PSES 4398 - Plant, Soil and Environmental Science Internship

Political Science

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

   •  POSC 1310 - Introduction to Law
   •  POSC 2107 - Federal and Texas Constitutions
   •  POSC 2304 - Introduction to Political Science
   •  POSC 2305 - American National Government
   •  POSC 2306 - American State and Local Government
   •  POSC 2370 - Constitutional American Government
   •  POSC 3301 - The American Presidency
   •  POSC 3303 - US Congress
   •  POSC 3305 - Judicial Process
   •  POSC 3311 - Public Opinion
   •  POSC 3312 - Political Parties and Interest Groups
   •  POSC 3313 - Campaigns and Campaign Management
   •  POSC 3315 - Religion and Politics
   •  POSC 3317 - Women and Politics
   •  POSC 3318 - Federalism and Intergovernment Relations
   •  POSC 3361 - Contemporary Political Research Methods
   •  POSC 3362 - Statistics for the Social Sciences
   •  POSC 3365 - Political Thought
   •  POSC 4096 - Readings
   •  POSC 4098 - Internship
   •  POSC 4307 - Municipal Government
   •  POSC 4331 - Administrative Law
   •  POSC 4333 - American Constitutional Development
   •  POSC 4335 - American Constitutional Limitations
   •  POSC 4340 - Constitutional Rights of the Accused
   •  POSC 4348 - Ethics and the Justice and EMA Systems
   •  POSC 4350 - Public Administration
   •  POSC 4351 - Public Sector and Nonprofit Marketing/Management
   •  POSC 4352 - Administrative Management
   •  POSC 4354 - Public Personnel Administration
   •  POSC 4355 - Public Financial Administration
   •  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 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 4380 - European Parliamentary Governments
   •  POSC 4381 - North American Governments
   •  POSC 4392 - American Politics
   •  POSC 4393 - Honors Practicum in Political Science

Professional Development

   •  EDPD 3340 - Educational Foundations
   •  EDPD 4321 - Professional Learning Communities for Preservice Teachers
   •  EDPD 4340 - Classroom Management
   •  EDPD 4341 - Classroom Management in Agriscience
   •  EDPD 4363 - Bilingual Teaching Methods
   •  EDPD 4378 - Bilingual 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
 

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