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Academic Catalog 2007-2008

Academic Catalog 2007-2008


General Information

Section  Synopsis
General Purpose (inside front cover) Describes the general purpose of the catalog
General Information (pages 1 - pages 42) Academic Calendar, WTAMU at a Glance, Admissions, Fees, Expenses, and Financial Aid, University Housing and Meals, Campus Life, Student Services and Support, Policies and Procedures, Degree and Program Offerings, Honors Program, University Core Curriculum, Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees
Administration and Faculty (pages 288 - pages 294) List of faculty and administration personnel
Financial Aid and Scholarships (pages 295 - pages 324) Loans, Employment, Scholarships, Departmental Scholarships
Glossary (pages 325 - pages 329) Glossary of useful terms
Index (pages 330 - pages 336) Reference terms by page number. Catalog pages are listed in order in the far right column of this page.
Campus Map (inside back cover) Map of campus

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Academic Course Listings

Section Synopsis
Academic Courses and Abbreviations (pages 200) For example, Accounting = ACCT
Course Descriptions (pages 201 - pages 285) Course descriptions organized alphabetically
Common Course Numbering (pages 286 - pages 287) Facilitates the transferability of courses taken from member institutions

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Degrees and Programs - Undergraduate

Section Synopsis
Accounting, Economics and Finance (pages 68 - pages 71) Introduction to the College of Business
Introduction to the Department of Accounting, Economics, and Finance

Specific information about undergraduate degrees offered:
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Finance
and other College of Business programs.
Agriculture (pages 43 - pages 50) Introduction to the College of Agriculture, Science and Engineering

Specific information about the Department of Agricultural Sciences undergraduate degrees
Art, Theatre and Dance (pages 121 - pages 127) Introduction to the Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities

Specific information about undergraduate degrees offered:
  • Applied Arts and Sciences
  • Emergency Management Administration
  • General Studies
Specific information about the Department of Art, Theatre and Dance undergraduate degrees offered:
  • Musical Theatre
  • Art
  • Theatre
  • Graphic Design
  • Studio Art
Communication (pages 128 - pages 133)

Introduction to the Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities

Specific information about undergraduate degrees offered in

  • Speech Communication
  • Mass Communication
Communication Disorders (pages 148 - pages 149) Introduction to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Specific information about undergraduate degrees offered
.
Computer Information Systems (pages 72 - pages 73) Introduction to the College of Business

Specific information about undergraduate degrees offered.
Education (pages 78 - pages 109) Introduction to the College of Education and Social Sciences and the Division of Education.

Specific information about undergraduate degrees offered.
Engineering and Computer Science (pages 51 - pages 54) Introduction to the College of Agriculture, Science and Engineering

Specific information about certificate programs and undergraduate degrees offered.
English, Philosophy and Modern Languages (pages 134 - pages 136) Introduction to the Department of English, Philosophy and Modern Languages.

Specific information aobut certificate programs and undergraduate degrees offered:
  • English
  • Spanish
History and Geography (pages 137 - pages 138) Introduction to the Department of History and Geography.

Specific information about undergraduate degrees offered in:
  • Geography
  • History
Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences (pages 55 - pages 60) Introduction to the Department of Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Specific information about undergraduate degrees offered in:
  • Biology
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Geology
  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Science
and Teacher Certificate Programs.
Management, Marketing and General Business (pages 74 - pages 77) Introduction to the Department of Management, Marketing and General Business.

Specific information about undergraduate degrees offered in:
  • General Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
and the Cooperative Education Program.
Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics (pages 61 - pages 66) Introduction to the Department of Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics.

Specific information about undergraduate degrees offered in:
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Music (pages 139 - pages 147) Introduction to the Department of Music.

Specific information about undergraduate degrees offered in:
  •  Composition
  •  Music
  •  Music with elective studies in business
  •  Performance
  •  Music Therapy
Nursing (pages 150 - pages 152) Introduction to the Department of Nursing.

Specific information about undergraduate degrees offered in:

Nursing for:
  • Basic and Transfer Students
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses
  • Registered Nurses
Political Science and Criminal Justice (pages 110 - pages 114) Introduction to the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice undergraduate programs and requirements for:
  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • Political Science
Psychology, Sociology and Social Work (pages 115 - pages 118) Introduction to the College of Education and Social Sciences

Specific information about the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Social Work undergraduate degrees.
Sports and Exercise Sciences (pages 153 - pages 158) Introduction to the Department of Sports and Exercise Sciences.

Specific information about undergraduate degrees offered in:
  • Sports and Exercise Sciences
  • Athletic Training

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Degrees and Programs - Graduate

Section   Synopsis
Graduate School (pages 159 - pages 164) Introduction to the WTAMU Graduate School
Accounting, Economics and Finance (pages 172 - pages 175) Introduction to the College of Business graduate programs and requirements.
  • M.B.A.
Specific information about the Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance graduate programs and requirements.
  • M.P.A. Accounting
  • B.B.A. Accounting
  • M.S Finance and Economics
Agriculture (pages 165 - pages 166) Introduction to the College of Agriculture, Science and Engineering graduate programs and requirements

Specific information about the Department of Agricultural Sciences graduate programs.
  • Ph.D. Agriculture
  • M.S. Agriculture
Art, Theatre and Dance (pages 185 - pages 187) Introduction to the Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities

Specific information about the Department of Art, Theatre and Dance graduate programs and requirements.
  • M.A. Art
  • M.F.A. Studio Art
Communication (pages 188 - pages 189) Introduction to the Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities

Specific information about graduate degrees offered.
Communication Disorders (pages 195 - pages 196) Introduction to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Specific information about graduate degrees offered.
Computer Information Systems (page 176) Introduction to the Department of Computer Information Systems graduate programs.
Education (pages 177 - pages 181) Introduction to the Division of Education certificates
  • Professional certificate progams
  • Other programs
  • Supplemental certificates
  • Alternative Teacher Certification
and graduate programs and requirements:
  • M.Ed.
    • Education Curriculum and Instruction
    • Administration
    • Counseling
    • Special Education
    • Reading Education
    • Educational Diagnostician
    • Instructional Design and Technology
  • M.A. Counseling
Engineering and Computer Science (page 167) Introduction to the College of Agriculture, Science and Engineering

Specific information about certificate programs and graduate degrees offered:
English, Philosophy and Modern Languages (pages 190 - pages 191) Introduction to the Department of English and Modern Language graduate programs and requirements:
  • M.A. English
History and Geography (page 192) Introduction to the Department of History and Geography graduate programs and requirements:
  • M.A.
    • Criminal Justice Studies
    • History
    • Political Science
Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences (pages 168 - pages 169) Introduction to the Department of Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences graduate programs and requirements:
  • M.S.
    • Biology
    • Environmental Sciences
Management, Marketing and General Business (page 176) Introduction to the Department of Management, Marketing and General Business graduate programs.
Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics (pages 170 - pages 171) Introduction to the Department of Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering graduate programs and requirements:
  • M.S.
    • Chemistry
    • Engineering Technology
    • Mathematics
Music (pages 193 - pages 194) Introduction to the Department of Music graduate programs and requirements:
  • M.A. Music
  • M.M. Performance
and the Harrington Certificate in String Quartet Performance.
Nursing (pages 197 - pages 198) Introduction to the Department of Nursing graduate programs and requirements:
  • M.S.N. Nursing
Political Science and Criminal Justice (pages 182 - pages 183) Introduction to the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice graduate programs and requirements:
  • M.A.
    • Criminal Justice Studies
    • Political Science
Psychology, Sociology and Social Work (page 184) Introduction to the College of Education and Social Sciences

Specific information about the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Social Work graduate programs and requirements.
  • M.A. Psychology
Sports and Exercise Sciences (page 199) Introduction to the Department of Sports and Exercise Sciences graduate programs and requirements:
  • M.S. Sports and Exercise Sciences

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