Explanation of Course Offerings

Courses are designated by a subject prefix and number along with a descriptive title. The first digit in the number indicates the academic level of the course. First digits of 1, 2, 3, or 4 indicate that the course is primarily designed for the freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior year, respectively. A number of 5 or above designates a graduate course. The second digit indicates the semester-hour credit of the course. The remaining digits are the distinguishing numbers of the particular course. Thus, MATH 1350 is a freshman course carrying 3 semester hours of credit. Remedial courses begin with "0" (MATH 0301, etc.).

Courses are listed in the following section of the catalog under the name of the college and department in which they are taught. The courses are arranged numerically.

In the departmental course lists, certain information is placed in parentheses following the course title. The first figure in the parentheses indicates the semester-hour credit of the course; the second figure shows the number of lecture hours per week attended by a student enrolled in the course; and the third figure indicates the number of hours per week during which the student is in a laboratory, practice session, or other activity related to the course. For example, (3:1:4) following the listing of GEOG 3300, Introduction to Mapping, means that the course carries 3 semester hours' credit, that 1 hour per week is spent in lecture section, and that 4 hours per week are spent in the laboratory. Where only one figure appears in the parentheses, the course value in semester hours is indicated.

Several courses are identified by the Texas Common Course Numbering System to facilitate transfer between Texas colleges and universities. These courses are identified by the Texas Common Course Number in brackets following the course description.

The following index may be helpful in interpreting the subject prefixes used in the curriculum sections of this catalog.

AAEC----Agricultural and Applied Economics
ACCT----Accounting
ACOM----Agricultural Communications
ADV----Advertising
AERS----Aerospace Studies
AGED----Agricultural Education
AGSC----Agricultural Science
AGSM----Agricultural Systems Management
AHCD----Allied Health Communication Disorders
AHPT----Allied Health Physical Therapy
ANSC----Animal Science
ANTH----Anthropology
ARCH----Architecture
ART----Art
ASTR----Astronomy
ATMO----Atmospheric Science
BA----Business Administration
BIOL----Biology
BLAW----Business Law
BOT----Botany
CE----Civil Engineering
CEED----Consumer Economics and Environmental Design
CHE----Chemical Engineering
CHEM----Chemistry
CHIN----Chinese
CLAS----Classics
CLT----Comparative Literature
CMLL----Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures
COIN----Cooperative Internship
COMS----Communication Studies
CS----Computer Science
CTEC----Construction Technology
DAN----Dance
ECO----Economics
EDBL----Bilingual Education
EDCI----Educational Curriculum and Instruction
EDEC----Early Childhood Education
EDEL----Elementary Education
EDHE----Higher Education
EDIT----Educational Instructional Technology
EDLD----Educational Leadership
EDLL----Language Literacy Education
EDSE----Secondary Education
EDSP----Special Education
EE----Electrical Engineering
EET----Electrical-Electronics Engineering Technology
ESL----English as a Second Language
EGR----Engineering Graphics
ENGL----English
ENGR----Engineering
ENTX----Environmental Toxicology
ENVE----Environmental Engineering
EPCE----Counselor Education
EPSY----Educational Psychology
ESS----Exercise and Sports Science
FA----Fine Arts
FADS----Fashion Design
FCSE----Family and Consumer Sciences Education
FDT----Food Technology
FFP----Family Financial Planning
FIN----Finance
F&N----Food and Nutrition
FREN----French
FS----Family Studies
GANM----Anatomy
GBCH----Medical Biochemistry
GCH----Geochemistry
GEOG----Geography
GEOL----Geology
GERM----German
GIDN----Interdisciplinary Neuroscience
GIHC----Interdisciplinary Health Communications
GIHM----Interdisciplinary Health Organization Management
GIPM----Interdisciplinary Preventive Medicine
GMIB----Microbiology
GPH----Geophysics
GPHM----Pharmacology
GPHY----Physiology
GPSC----Pharmaceutical Sciences
GRK----Greek
GST----General Studies
GTEC----General Engineering Technology
HD----Human Development
HDFS----Human Development and Family Studies
HIST----History
HLTH----Health
HONS----Honors
HUM----Humanities
HUSC----Human Sciences
I B----International Business
ID----Interior Design
IE----Industrial Engineering
IS----Interdisciplinary Studies
ISQS----Information Systems and Quantitative Sciences
ITAL----Italian
JAPN----Japanese
JOUR----Journalism
LAIS----Latin American and Iberian Studies
LARC----Landscape Architecture
LAT----Latin
LING----Linguistics
LPMD----Land-Use Planning, Management, and Design
LS----Library Science
MATH----Mathematics
MBIO----Microbiology
MCOM----Mass Communications
MDS----Multidisciplinary Studies
ME----Mechanical Engineering
MER----Merchandising
MFT----Marriage and Family Therapy
MGT----Management
MILS----Military Science
MKT----Marketing
MTEC----Mechanical Engineering Technology
MUAL----Music Student Teaching All-Level
MUAP----Music, Applied
MUCP----Music Composition
MUED----Music Education
MUEN----Music Ensemble
MUHL----Music History and Literature
MUSE----Music Student TeachingSecondary
MUSI----Music
MUSM----Museum Science
MUTH----Music Theory
NURS----Nursing
PETR----Petroleum Engineering
PF&W----Personal Fitness and Wellness
PHIL----Philosophy
PHOT----Photography
PHYS----Physics
POLS----Political Science
PORT----Portuguese
PR----Public Relations
PRAG----Pragmaticism
PSS----Plant and Soil Science
PSY----Psychology
PUAD----Public Administration
RHIM----Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management
RLS----Recreation and Leisure Services
RUSN----Russian
RWFM----Range, Wildlife, and Fisheries Management
SLAV----Slavistics
SOC----Sociology
SPAN----Spanish
STAT----Statistics
SW----Social Work
TELE----Telecommunications
THA----Theatre Arts
TOX----Toxicology
VIET----Vietnamese
WS----Women's Studies
ZOOL----Zoology


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