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

CLHM--Classical Humanities

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

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

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

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

VIET--Vietnamese

WS--Women's Studies

ZOOL--Zoology


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