Nov 26, 2022  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 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.

 

 

Mass Communication

  
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    MCOM 2315 - Writing for the Media


    3 1 4
    Adaptation of journalistic writing to print, broadcasting and online news media practices and requirements. Course fee $20. Fall and Spring.
  
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    MCOM 2327 - Advertising Principles


    3 3 0
    Fundamentals of advertising, study of media, copy and layout techniques, and psychology of sales campaigns. Course fee $10. Fall.
  
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    MCOM 2375 - Multi-Platform Publishing


    3 1 4
    Media design theories and application for newspapers, magazines and desktop publishing with emphasis on how to organize, design and produce a newsletter. Course fee $20. Spring.
  
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    MCOM 2376 - Mass Communication Theory


    3 3 0
    Exploration of a variety of mass media theories, their origins, processes and applications to the study of mass communication and society. Spring.
  
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    MCOM 3094 - Individual Problems


    1-3 0 0
    Individual study designed to allow for projects that are not covered within the existing curriculum. Individual study is limited and competitively selected. Students who are interested in completing an individual study must first visit with a faculty member to see if the individual study project has merit. If the faculty member approves the proposal, the student must submit a written request to the department head which details the project and includes the signature of the faculty member who will be directing the project. This process should occur before the last class day of the semester prior to taking the course. A departmental committee will review the submitted proposals and make decisions during finals week. Fall, spring, summer.
  
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    MCOM 3301 - Feature Writing


    3 1 4
    Types, styles and markets with much writing for publications. Magazine writing; publication requirements. Spring.
  
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    MCOM 3302 - Journalism Research


    3 3 0
    Methods of information gathering for journalists and mass communicators using various sources, such as interviews, libraries, government documents, computerized data bases, online sources and business documents, and evaluation of research materials. Course fee $10. Spring of even years.
  
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    MCOM 3305 - New Media


    3 3 0
    Prerequisite: MCOM 1307 . Mass communication as a growth industry. New technologies, corporate mergers, and state and federal changes of industry. Course fee $10.
  
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    MCOM 3306 - Advanced Audio Production


    3 3 0
    Prerequisite: MCOM 2303 . Audio production of commercial music integrating producing and engineering techniques. In-depth look at the recording industry. Multi-tract/digital equipment will be the primary tool of instruction. Course fee $45. Spring of even years.
  
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    MCOM 3307 - Public Relations Campaigns


    3 3 0
    Prerequisite:  . Students act in agency capacity for national, state and local campaigns. During the semester, students will direct public relations campaigns for clients. Course fee $25. Fall.
  
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    MCOM 3308 - Advertising Campaigns


    3 3 0
    Prerequisite: MCOM 2327 , instructor consent required. Students act in agency capacity to develop an advertising campaign for a national client selected by the American Advertising Federation. Students will produce a comprehensive plan book detailing the campaign’s research, creative execution, media buying, promotions and evaluation methods. A presentation team will be selected from this class to compete in the National Student Advertising Competition. Course may be repeated for a total of six hours credit. Course fee $25. Spring.
  
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    MCOM 3309 - Multimedia Journalism


    3 1 4
    Prerequisite: MCOM 2315 . Beat reporting with continued emphasis on interviewing, news gathering and writing; laboratory practice in producing content for distribution across multiple media platforms, including web, audio, video and print. Course fee $20. Fall.
  
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    MCOM 3310 - Movies as Mass Medium


    3 3 0
    Movies as an art, industry and a social force in American society. Fall of even years.
  
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    MCOM 3312 - Advertising Techniques


    3 3 0
    Fundamentals of advertising copywriting for print, radio and television campaigns. Course fee $20. Fall.
  
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    MCOM 3313 - Public Relations Copywriting


    3 3 0
    Fundamentals of public relations copywriting with emphasis in background, position, media, advertising and crisis writing. Course fee $20. Spring.
  
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    MCOM 3314 - Public Relations and Advertising Research


    3 3 0
    In-depth analysis of advertising and public relations research techniques that delivers market information suitable for both public relations and advertising planning and implementation. Includes statistical analysis, survey, focus groups and other commonly used public relations and advertising methodologies. Course fee $20. Fall.
  
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    MCOM 3322 - TV News Production


    3 3 0
    Prerequisite: MCOM 1336 . Intermediate techniques in TV production. Course fee $30. Spring.
  
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    MCOM 3327 - Mass Media Law


    3 3 0
    Federal, state and local government regulation of mass media industries from development through present-day media regulations. Emphasis on print and broadcast/cable media and advertising. Spring, May intersession.
  
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    MCOM 3331 - Media History


    3 3 0
    History and development of American journalism from the earliest colonial period to present with attention to English background and development of principles of press freedom and law. Literature of journalism. Spring.
  
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    MCOM 3335 - Television Reporting/Anchoring


    3 2 4
    Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: MCOM 1307  and MCOM 2315 . Advanced study in preparation of news copy for radio and television. Fundamentals of news film, tape recorder and interview techniques. Course fee $30. Spring.
  
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    MCOM 3350 - Public Relations and Publicity


    3 3 0
    Theory and principles of public relations. Public attitudes, public relations activities and the public relations process. Development of a public-relations program. Publicity emphasized throughout. Also, web-based. Fall, spring.
  
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    MCOM 3375 - Mass Media Sales


    3 3 0
    Theory and production of commercial advertising sales in radio, television, print, cable and other news-communication technologies. Course fee $10. Spring.
  
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    MCOM 3379 - Media Management


    3 3 0
    Theories of management applied to mass media organizations. Management’s role in directing mass media activities and examination of applicable rules and regulations specific to mass media. Spring.
  
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    MCOM 3392 - Special Topics


    3 3 0
    Special media-related topics germaine to a rapidly changing mass media environment. May be repeated once.
  
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    MCOM 4191 - Portfolio and Professional Development


    1 1 0
    Prerequisite: Senior standing. This course serves as the capstone course in Mass Communication. Provides students with opportunities to develop a professional portfolio and job interview skills. Fall, Spring.
  
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    MCOM 4300 - Communication Study Abroad

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    3 3 0
    Immersion in communication culture through a faculty-led study abroad experience. Course content is tied directly to the culture of the country in which the course is based. SMR 1.
  
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    MCOM 4302 - Mass Communication Ethics


    3 3 0
    Prerequisite: Must have completed 60 hours including  . Ethical standards for reporters and broadcasters. Evaluation of past, current and hypothetical ethical problems facing the industry. Fall.
  
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    MCOM 4322 - Advanced Video Production


    3 3 0
    Prerequisite: MCOM 1336 . Instruction in advanced television and directing programs. Creative aspects of TV production. Course fee $45. Fall of even years.
  
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    MCOM 4331 - Broadcast Announcing


    3 3 0
    Techniques of effective radio and TV announcing. Practice in types of announcing. Course fee $15. Fall of even years.
  
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    MCOM 4390 - Senior Project


    3 0 0
    Prerequisite: senior standing. Professional conduct and standards of the industry, individual assessment of skills and potential employment opportunities. Senior Projects are designed to allow for projects that are not covered within the existing curriculum. Individual study is limited and competitively selected. Students who are interested in completing a senior project must first visit with a faculty member to see if the senior project has merit. If the faculty member approves the proposal, the student must submit a written request to the department head which details the project and includes the signature of the faculty member who will be directing the project. This process should occur before the last class day of the semester prior to taking the course. A departmental committee will review the submitted proposals and make decisions during finals week. Fall, spring, summer.
  
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    MCOM 4398 - Media Internship


    3 0 0
    One semester of prearranged work in operational activities in a designated enterprise cooperating with the mass communications program. Students will obtain professional work experience and will be responsible for periodic reports and appraisals as required by the instructor. No class hours are to be met; conferences are arranged. May be repeated once with permission of department head and program director. Fall, spring, summer.

Mathematics

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

  
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    MATH 0302 - Beginning Algebra


    3 2 2
    Prerequisite: test score guidelines of 335 or less on the Mathematics TSI exam. Real numbers, equations, inequalities, problem solving, basic graphing, exponents and polynomials at a beginning-algebra level. Course serves as preparation for MATH 0303 . May not be counted toward baccalaureate degree requirements. Course fee $10. Fall, spring.
  
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    MATH 0303 - Intermediate Algebra


    3 2 2
    Prerequisite: MATH 0302 , score of 336-349 on the Mathematics TSI exam. Real numbers, equations, inequalities, problem solving, graphing, exponents, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions and radicals at an intermediate algebra level. Course serves as preparation for MATH 1314 , MATH 1332 , or MATH 1324 . Intended for students who did not have Algebra I and II in high school. May not be counted toward baccalaureate degree requirements. Course fee $10. Fall, spring.
  
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    MATH 1314 - College Algebra


    3 3 0
    Prerequisite: MATH 0303 , TSI Math Exemption, or score of 350 or higher on the Mathematics TSI exam. Relations, functions, equations and inequalities, exponents and radicals, logarithms, binomial theorem and probability. Course fee $10. Fall, spring.
  
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    MATH 1316 - Plane Trigonometry


    3 3 0
     MATH 1314  or MATH 1324 . Trigonometric functions, identities, trigonometric equations, logarithms and inverse trigonometric functions. Fall, spring.
  
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    MATH 1324 - Mathematics for Business and Economics I


    3 3 0
    Prerequisite: MATH 0303 , TSI Math Exemption, or score of 350 or higher on the Mathematics TSI exam. Linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, systems of equations, functions and graphs, mathematics of finance, probability, exponents and logarithms. Course fee $10. Fall, spring.
  
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    MATH 1325 - Mathematics for Business and Economics II


    3 3 0
    Prerequisite: MATH 1314  or MATH 1324 . Derivatives, curve sketching and optimization, techniques of derivatives, logarithmic and exponential functions with applications, techniques and applications of integrals. Course fee $10. Fall, spring.
  
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    MATH 1332 - Mathematics for Liberal Arts


    3 3 0
    Prerequisite: MATH 0303 , TSI Math Exemption, or score of 350 or higher on the Mathematics TSI exam. Practical applications of mathematics with a goal of mathematical literacy. Emphasis on problem-solving and critical-thinking skills with topics that include mathematics of finance, compound interest, annuities and amortizations; counting principles with application to probability; statistical reasoning, modeling using linear, quadratic and exponential regression; advanced applications of geometry and algebraic models; voting methods. Course fee $10.
  
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    MATH 1350 - Fundamentals of Math I


    3 3 0
    Prerequisite: MATH 1314 , MATH 1324  or MATH 1332 . Elementary concepts of sets, functions, numeration systems, number theory and properties of natural numbers, integers, rational and real number systems with emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking. Designed primarily for elementary and middle school teacher certification. Fall, spring.
  
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    MATH 1351 - Fundamentals of Math II


    3 3 0
    Prerequisite: MATH 1350 . Elementary concepts of geometry, probability and statistics, as well as applications of algebraic properties of real numbers to concepts of measurement with emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking. Designed primarily for elementary and middle school teacher certification. Fall, spring.
  
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    MATH 2321 - Discrete Structures I

    Same as CS 2321 .
    3 3 0
    Prerequisite: MATH 1316  or MATH 2412 . Introduction of the foundations of discrete mathematics as they apply to computer science, focusing on providing a solid theoretical foundation for further work. Topics include functions, relations, sets, simple proof techniques, Boolean algebra, propositional logic, digital logic, elementary number theory and the fundamentals of counting. Spring.
  
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    MATH 2322 - Discrete Structures II

    Same as CS 2322 .
    3 3 0
    Prerequisite: CS 2321  or MATH 2321 . Continuation of the discussion of discrete mathematics introduced in CS 2321  or MATH 2321 . Topics include predicate logic, recurrence relations, graphs, trees, matrices, computational complexity, elementary computability and discrete probability. Spring.
  
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    MATH 2412 - Pre-Calculus Math


    4 4 0
    Prerequisite: ACT score of 24 or SAT 560 or above on math section or MATH 1314 . Coverage of algebraic and trigonometric concepts necessary for calculus. Course fee $10. Fall, spring.
  
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    MATH 2413 - Calculus I


    4 4 0
    Prerequisite: MATH 1316 , MATH 2412 , or ACT score of 27 or SAT 620 or above on math section. Limits, continuity, differentiation of algebraic and trigonometric functions, applications of derivative, differentials, indefinite and definite integrals. Fall, spring.
  
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    MATH 2414 - Calculus II


    4 4 0
    Prerequisite: MATH 2413 . Differentiation and integration of transcendental functions, techniques of integration and applications, infinite series, power series. Fall, spring.
  
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    MATH 3305 - Elementary/Middle School Mathematics and Technology


    3 3 0
    Prerequisite: MATH 1351 . Application and use of technology especially computers and calculators in elementary and middle school mathematics. Emphasis on informal geometry, pre-algebra, algebra, number theory, statistics and probability. Designed primarily for elementary and middle school teacher certification. Fall, spring.
  
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    MATH 3306 - Secondary Mathematics and Technology


    3 3 0
    Prerequisite: MATH 2413 . Application and use of technology especially computers and graphing calculators in secondary mathematics. Emphasis on algebra, trigonometry, analytic geometry, probability, statistics, geometric constructions and basic calculus. Designed primarily for middle school and secondary teacher certification. Spring.
  
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    MATH 3311 - Linear Algebra


    3 3 0
    Prerequisite: MATH 2414 . Matrix operations, vector spaces, linear transformations and the algebra of polynomials. Fall.
  
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    MATH 3321 - Probability


    3 3 0
    Prerequisite: MATH 2414 . Permutations, combinations, discrete probability, discrete and continuous distributions. Spring of even years.
  
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    MATH 3325 - Introduction to Proofs


    3 3 0
    Prerequisite:   Introduction to higher mathematics through use of proofs. Includes theory of sets, relations, functions, and elementary properties of the real number system developed rigorously with propositional and predicted logic. Further topics from number theory, algebra, real analysis and topology. Fall.
  
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    MATH 3331 - Secondary Principles in Geometry


    3 2 2
    Prerequisite: high school geometry, MATH 1316  or MATH 2412 . Designed primarily for middle school and secondary teacher certification in mathematics with emphasis on geometry as an axiomatic system. Inductive and deductive reasoning, nature of mathematical definitions, methods of problem solving and mathematical argument/proof emphasized. Fall, spring.
  
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    MATH 3340 - Calculus III


    3 3 0
    Prerequisite: MATH 2414 . Partial derivatives, functions of several variables, multiple integration, vector analysis, line integrals. Spring.
  
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    MATH 3342 - Differential Equations I

    [MATH 2320]
    3 3 0
    Prerequisite: MATH 2414 . A grade of “C” or better in MATH 2414 is strongly recommended. Techniques of solving first-order and nth-order linear differential equations, applications of first- and second-order differential equations and Laplace transforms, Fourier series, and partial differential equations. Fall, spring.
  
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    MATH 3343 - Differential Equations II


    3 3 0
    Prerequisite: MATH 3342 . Power series solutions, systems of linear differential equations, numerical methods, Fourier series, boundary value problems and basic partial differential equations. Spring.
  
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    MATH 3360 - Statistical Methods

    [MATH 2342]
    3 3 0
    Prerequisite: MATH 1314 . Descriptive statistics, combinatorics, probability, statistical inference, regression and analysis of variance. Fall.
  
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    MATH 4095 - Problems in Mathematics


    1-6 0 0
    Prerequisite: Junior standing and consent of instructor. Selected individual problems to be focused on a specific area in math. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of six hours. Fall.
  
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    MATH 4103 - Seminar in Math


    1 1 1
    Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing and mathematics major. Intended to provide mathematics majors with experience in professional presentations. Group discussion and oral and written presentations on current topics in mathematics or a related field. Career orientation and development of professional resumé will also be completed in this course. Spring.
  
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    MATH 4310 - Modern Algebra


    3 3 0
    Prerequisite: MATH 3325 . Introduction to theoretical properties of formal systems such as groups, rings and fields. Spring.
  
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    MATH 4340 - Complex Variables I


    3 3 0
    Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment in MATH 3340 . Complex numbers, analytic functions, elementary functions, complex series and integration. Fall of odd years.
  
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    MATH 4341 - Advanced Calculus


    3 3 0
    Prerequisite: MATH 3325 . Functions and relations, limits of functions and sequences, continuity and uniform continuity, differentiability and the Rieman integral. Spring.
  
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    MATH 4361 - Statistics for the Sciences


    3 3 0
    Probability, sampling distributions, decision functions, estimation and testing, analysis of variance and regression. Spring of odd years.
  
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    MATH 4362 - Introduction to Numerical Analysis


    3 3 0
    Prerequisite: MATH 2414  and knowledge of a programming language. Analysis of convergence and errors; derivation and applications of numerical techniques; numerical differentiation and integration; solution of linear systems. Material will be supplemented by computer solutions. Fall of even years.
  
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    MATH 4390 - Understanding Mathematical Principles


    3 3 0
    Prerequisite: MATH 1351 , MATH 2413 , MATH 3305  or MATH 3306 , MATH 3331  or consent of instructor. Advanced problem solving for middle school mathematics teacher certification. Critical thinking and reasoning skills emphasized. Fall.
  
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    MATH 4395 - Problems


    3 0-3 0
    May be repeated for a total of six semester hours when subject varies.

Mathematics and Physical Science

  
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    MPS 4097 - Math/Physical Science Research


    1-6 0 0
    Selected individual research problems in chemistry, mathematics and/or physics.
  
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    MPS 4364 - Mathematics/Science Activities for Instruction


    3 3 0
    Concepts/activities to enhance the instruction in mathematics and science. Topics will vary, but all courses involve concentration in mathematics and physical sciences. May be repeated with different content.
  
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    MPS 4365 - Science Activities for Secondary Teachers II


    3 3 0
    Laboratory activities, demonstrations and simulations to enhance science background for secondary science teachers. Topics/activities will vary, but all courses involve concentration in physical sciences. May be repeated with different content.
  
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    MPS 4370 - Senior Investigations


    3 3 0
    Prerequisite: senior status and consent of instructor. Advanced work in the student’s major area, including exposure to research, literature and senior presentation.
  
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    MPS 4393 - Math/Physical Science/Engineering Honors


    3 3 0
    Completion of a senior thesis or research project by a student who is a candidate for graduation with special honors in the department.
  
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    MPS 4398 - Math/Physical Science Problems


    3 3 0
    Selected individual problems. Completion of a problem more extensive than those encountered in normal courses.

Mechanical Engineering

  
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    ENGR 2332 - Mechanics of Materials I


    3 3 0
    Prerequisite: ENGR 2301  and MATH 2414 . Applications of conservation principles and stress, strain (2- D/deformation relationships for continuous media to structural members; axially loaded members; thin-walled pressure vessels; torsional and flexural members; shear; moment; deflection of members; combined loadings; Mohr’s Circle (2-0); stability of columns; nonsymmetrical bending; shear center; indeterminate members. Students will be taught to use custom-made software to solve beam bending and deflection problems.
  
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    MENG 3311 - Nuclear Issues


    3 3 0
    Historical perspective of the development of nuclear technology. Discussions of contemporary nuclear issues. Such issues may include the nuclear arms race, treaty negotiations, status of nuclear waste, siting, storage and transportation of nuclear materials.
  
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    MENG 3312 - Radiation Safety and Biology


    3 3 0
    Prerequisite: MATH 2412  or consent of instructor. Types of radiation and their various behaviors. Risks and benefits of radiation. Approaches to radiation safety. Effects of radiation on humans, modes of transportation, inhalation and injection.
  
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    MENG 3320 - Engineering Thermodynamics


    3 3 0
    Prerequisite:  ,  MATH 2414 . Properties of pure substances, equations of state for fluids and solids, work, heat, first law of thermodynamics, second law of thermodynamics, entropy, second law analysis, gas/vapor power and refrigeration cycles as it deals with energy and energy transformation in application to a wide range of mechanical systems.
  
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    MENG 3350 - Mechanics of Materials II


    3 3 0
    Prerequisite: ENGR 2332 . Properties and behavior of engineering materials under typical of service conditions. Multiaxial yield criteria; brittle and ductile fracture; introduction to fracture mechanics; prediction of fatigue life, creep deformation and rupture life of engineering components. Component design and modification where yielding, fracture, fatigue and creep deformation impose limitations.
  
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    MENG 4097 - Mechanical Engineering Research


    1-3 0 0
    Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Selected individual research topics in mechanical engineering to accommodate more substantial research than can be encountered in normal course work. Variable credit up to three hours.
  
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    Student Laboratory Safety Training

    MENG 4304 - Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics (HAZ)


    3 2 2
    Prerequisite:   ,  . Fluid properties; conservation of energy and momentum; incompressible flow in pipes; Bernoulli equation; standard symbols: components and control of hydraulic systems and pneumatic systems. Students will conduct hands-on experiments in small groups to enhance practical understanding of fluid principles. Course fee $18.
  
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    MENG 4307 - Finite Element Methods


    3 3 0
    Prerequisite: MATH 3342  and MATH 3311 . Theory and application of finite element method to structural and fluid mechanics problems.
  
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    MENG 4320 - Combustion


    3 3 0
    Prerequisite:   and   An examination of combustion from an engineering perspective. Topics include stoichiometry, reactant/product calculation, flame temperature calculation, kinetics, flame structures, flame speed, droplet combustion, and solid combustion.
  
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    MENG 4321 - Engineering Risk and Decision Analysis


    3 3 0
    Prerequisite: MATH 4361  or consent of instructor. Mathematical theory of the assessment of risk associated with engineering decisions and problems.
  
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    MENG 4330 - Mechanical Vibration and Control Theory


    3 3 0
    Prerequisite:   . Mathematical analysis of physical problems in the vibration of mechanical systems. Topics include linear-free vibrations, forced vibrations, and damping in single degree of freedom systems, multidegree of freedom systems, vibration of continuous systems, and introduction to control theory with particular emphasis on mechanical, thermal, and electrical systems.
  
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    MENG 4340 - Control Theory


    3 3 0
    Prerequisite: MATH 3342 . Control systems theory, control systems hardware, discrete time systems, and microprocessor based and digital control.
  
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    MENG 4341 - Robotics


    3 3 0
    Prerequisite: MATH 3342 , PHYS 2426 . Robot arm kinematics, robot arm dynamics, manipulator trajectory planning and motion control, robot sensing, robot vision, robot programming languages and robot intelligence.
  
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    MENG 4350 - Machine Design


    3 3 0
    Prerequisite:   . Fundamentals of machine components design, design considerations and methodology; static, dynamic and impact loads; fatigue, surface damage; threaded fasteners, power screws; rivets, welding, bonding; springs; sliding bearings; rolling bearings; spur, helical, bevel and worm gears; shafts; clutches and brakes; miscellaneous components; individual and team design projects.
  
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    MENG 4351 - Electric Power Systems


    3 3 0
    Prerequisite: MATH 2412  or higher. Theory and devices for electric power systems. Functionality and analysis of electric power grid.
  
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    MENG 4352 - Thermal-Fluid System Design


    3 3 0
    Prerequisite: MENG 4360  Application of heat transfer and fluid flow concepts to the design of thermal-fluid systems. Emphasis on design calculations, component and system modeling; optimization, including economic considerations.
  
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    MENG 4360 - Heat Transfer


    3 2 2
    Prerequisite: MENG 3320 , MENG 4304 , MATH 3342 . Conservation of energy principles applied to steady-state and transient problems of conduction, convection and radiation heat transfer in one, two and three dimensions. Students will conduct experiments in small groups to enhance practical understanding of heat transfer principles. Course fee $25.
  
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    MENG 4380 - Mechanical Engineering Design


    3 2 2
    Prerequisite: senior classification. A project will be selected by the student to work as part of a student team, subject to faculty approval. The project will integrate theory and application of the engineering curriculum and incorporate all aspects of the design/research process. Final oral and written reports are required. Capstone course intended to be taken in the final semester. Course fee $50.
  
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    MENG 4392 - Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering


    3 3,0 0
    Current topics or topics of special interest to mechanical engineering. May be repeated for a maximum of six hours if subject matter varies.

Music

(Offered through the Department of Music.)

  
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    MUSI RCTL - Music Recital


    0 0 0
    Required each semester of all undergraduate music majors enrolled in nine or more hours. (Students are exempt during the semester of student teaching or internship.) Attendance at a minimum of 12 recitals/concerts each semester, one of which must be special student or honors recitals designated by the department. A grade of “S” or “F” will appear on the student’s transcript. Fall, spring.
  
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    MUSI 1160 - Italian Diction for Singers


    1 1 0
    Prerequisite: MUSI 1161 . Application of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) to Italian language and diction. Course fee $5. Spring.
  
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    MUSI 1161 - Diction for Singers


    1 1 0
    Introduction to and practical application of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Course fee $5. Fall.
  
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    MUSI 1181 - Piano Class I


    1 1 1
    First-semester piano class for music majors. Develop basic keyboard skills, including reading piano score, transposition and harmonization of simple tunes. Fall.
  
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    MUSI 1182 - Piano Class II


    1 1 1
    Prerequisite: MUSI 1181  or consent of instructor. Second-semester piano class for music majors. Develop basic keyboard skills, including piano technique, sight reading, harmonization, accompaniment and piano literature. Spring.
  
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    MUSI 1208 - Literature I

    [FOSC]
    2 2 0
    Should be taken concurrently with MUSI 1372 . Introductory survey of music literature of Romantic, Classic, Medieval and Renaissance periods. Fall.
  
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    MUSI 1209 - Literature II


    2 2 0
    Prerequisite: MUSI 1208  or consent of instructor. Should be taken concurrently with  . Introductory survey of music literature of the Baroque period, Impressionism, Post-Romanticism, 20th-century and Non-Western music. Spring.
  
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    MUSI 1260 - Applications in Italian Diction for Singers


    2 0 0
    Prerequisite: MUSI 1160 , MUSI 1161 . Fundamentals of Italian grammar, verb structure and syntax, and translation skills for singers. Spring.
  
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    MUSI 1306 - Introduction to Music in World Culture


    3 3 0
    Not for credit to music majors. Non-technical course for the general college student, designed to lead to basic understanding and increased enjoyment of the world’s music. Taught in a multimedia format with lectures and guided listening sessions supplemented by video, filmstrips and live performances. Fall, spring, one summer session; online.
  
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    MUSI 1372 - Theory I

    [MUSI 1011 and 1016; FOSC]
    3 3 2
    Notation, scales, intervals, simple chord construction and progression; exercises in composition and improvisation; development of aural dictation and sight-singing techniques. Course fee $5. Fall.
  
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    MUSI 1373 - Theory II

    [MUSI 1012 and 1017; FOSC]
    3 3 2
    Prerequisite: MUSI 1372  Style analysis, seventh chords, binary and ternary forms, American popular music styles; exercises in composition and improvisation; continuation of aural dictation and sight-singing techniques. Course fee $5. Spring.
 

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