Jun 20, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


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Texas Tech offers nearly 5,000 courses as part of its curriculum. These courses are listed alphabetically by subject prefix within each college and departmental section of this catalog. The courses appear in numerical order, moving from beginning freshman or developmental level courses to graduate, research, and professional courses.

Not all courses listed in this catalog are offered every year. An online class schedule published before each registration period indicates courses that will be available during the upcoming term or semester and when each class will meet. The class schedule can be found at (www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/class_schedule/index.php). The university reserves the right to cancel any scheduled course or withdraw any program from the list of offerings when the best interests of the institution require such action.

Courses are designated by a subject prefix and number along with a descriptive title. Learn more  about interpreting the course descriptions found throughout the catalog.

 

CLAS - Classics (Undergraduate Courses)

  
  • CLAS 3315 - World of Egypt and the Near East

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Examination of the literature and /or art and archaeology of ancient Egypt, and the Near East in its cultural context. Fulfills multicultural requirement.
  
  • CLAS 3320 - The World of Greece

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Examination of the literature and/or art and archeology of ancient Greece in its cultural context. Fulfills multicultural requirement. (CL)
  
  • CLAS 3330 - The World of Rome

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Examination of the literature and/or art and archeology of ancient Rome in its cultural context. Fulfills multicultural requirement. (CL)
  
  • CLAS 3340 - Gender and Sexuality in the Classical World

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Examination of the social and cultural dimensions of gender and sexuality in the ancient Greco-Roman world. Readings in English. Fulfills multicultural requirement. [WGS 3340 ]
  
  • CLAS 3350 - Comparative Mythology

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Ancient myths in various cultures and their influence on modern literature and film. Fulfills multicultural requirement.
  
  • CLAS 4300 - Research in Classics

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Undergraduate research in classics under direction of instructor. May be repeated for up to 15 credit hours.
  
  • CLAS 4310 - Seminar in Classics

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Intensive study of a topic in ancient culture. May be repeated twice for credit. (CL)
  
  • CLAS 4601 - Classical Field Archaeology

    6 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Intensive undergraduate research in classics under the direction of instructor. Taught during study abroad. May be repeated once for credit with different content.

CLAS - Classics (Graduate Courses)

  
  • CLAS 5101 - Classical Language Pedagogy

    1 Semester Credit Hours
    Systemic formal training in language pedagogy for Latin and ancient Greek.
  
  • CLAS 5102 - Classical Culture Pedagogy

    1 Semester Credit Hours
    Systematic formal training in pedagogy for diverse classical culture courses.
  
  • CLAS 5301 - Studies in Greco-Roman Literature

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Selected studies in major authors, genres, or themes. May be repeated up to 9 credit hours with different content.
  
  • CLAS 5305 - Aims and Methods of Classical Scholarship

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    A general overview of aims and methods of ancient studies covering primary and secondary sources.
  
  • CLAS 5311 - Classical Art and Archaeology

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Examines architecture, sculpture, and painting of the Greco-Roman World. May be repeated up to 9 credit hours with different content.
  
  • CLAS 5315 - Topics in Classics

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    A problem-oriented approach to contemporary themes in the scholarship of Greco-Roman antiquity. Repeatable for up to 9 credit hours with different content.
  
  • CLAS 5350 - The Classical Tradition

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Designed to acquaint students with the influence of ancient Rome and Greece on Western culture. Readings in English.
  
  • CLAS 6000 - Master’s Thesis

    V1-6 Semester Credit Hours
  
  • CLAS 7000 - Research

    V1-12 Semester Credit Hours

CLT - Comparative Literature (Undergraduate Courses)

  
  • CLT 4300 - Individual Studies in Comparative Literature

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Independent study in comparative literature under the guidance of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit with the consent of instructor.
  
  • CLT 4305 - Contemporary Theories of Cultural Meaning

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Introduction to the most important contemporary theories on the nature and origin of meaning in culture.
  
  • CLT 4317 - Readings in Comparative Literature and Culture

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Readings from a particular period or study of a literary theme or genre. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.

CLT - Comparative Literature (Graduate Courses)

  
  • CLT 5301 - Theories of Literature

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Intensive exploration of selected theories or methodologies of literary study. May be repeated.
  
  • CLT 5310 - Literature and Cultural Studies

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Places a variety of national literatures in relation to other cultural institutions and structures. Readings in English. May be repeated for credit.
  
  • CLT 5314 - Literature and Gender

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Examines the representation of gender in various national literatures. May be repeated for credit.
  
  • CLT 5355 - Studies in Comparative Literature

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Practice of the study of comparative literature with emphasis on themes and motifs. (ENGL 5355)
  
  • CLT 7000 - Research

    V1-12 Semester Credit Hours

CMFT - Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy (Graduate Courses)

  
  • CMFT 5300 - Introduction to Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy Practice

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: CMFT majors only; consent of instructor. Analyses of and solutions for common problems in couple, marriage, and family therapy practice.
  
  • CMFT 5302 - Family Therapy II

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: CMFT majors only and consent of instructor. Examination of transgenerational and object relations approaches to family therapy including the work of Bowen, Boszormenyi-Nagy, Whitaker, and Satir.
  
  • CMFT 5304 - Systemic Evaluation in Couple and Family Therapy

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: CMFT majors only and consent of instructor. Provides an in-depth examination of a systemic approach to clinical evaluations. Students receive training in administration and application of systemic assessment methods.
  
  • CMFT 5305 - Use of the DSM, Psychopathology, and Assessment in Marriage and Family Therapy

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Students will be trained to use the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) in family therapy assessment and practice.
  
  • CMFT 5322 - Family Systems

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: CMFT majors only; consent of instructor. Application of general systems theory and cybernetics to family systems. Examination of structural, strategic and systemic approaches to family therapy, including the work of Minuchin, Haley, Mental Research Institute, and key modern and post-modern family therapy theorists.
  
  • CMFT 5350 - Introductory Family Systems Statistics

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Introduction to clinical and systemic statistics applicable to the field of couples, marriage, and family therapy, including descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, t-statistics, ANOVA, correlations and nonparametric tests.
  
  • CMFT 5351 - Research Methods in Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: CMFT majors only and consent of instructor. Study of research strategies and methodologies relevant to couple, marriage, and family therapy, including experience in conducting research investigations.
  
  • CMFT 5370 - Issues in Professional Development

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: CMFT majors only; consent of instructor. An examination of the major issues for professionals in couple, marriage, and family therapy. Emphasis on ethical standards, professional identity, and private practice issues.
  
  • CMFT 6000 - Master’s Thesis

    V1-6 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: CMFT majors only.
  
  • CMFT 6303 - Family Therapy III

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: CMFT majors only and consent of instructor. Focuses on the theory and practice of couple therapy and sex therapy. Includes approaches to enhance couple relationships through therapeutic intervention.
  
  • CMFT 6311 - Contemporary Directions in Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: CMFT majors only and consent of instructor. An examination of postmodern thought on couple, marriage, and family therapy with emphasis on the collaborative and narrative approaches.
  
  • CMFT 6320 - Dyadic Analysis for Clinical Relational/Systemic Research

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Explores the use of dyadic data analysis procedures as related to systems theory and as applicable to relational/systemic clinical work and clinical evaluation.
  
  • CMFT 6321 - Longitudinal Modeling for Clinical and Systemic Research

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Applies advanced statistical analysis and growth curve modeling as related to systems theory and as applicable to clinical work and clinical evaluation.
  
  • CMFT 6322 - Advanced Research Design

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Advanced research methodology with a special focus on systemic and clinical research design.
  
  • CMFT 6323 - Qualitative Research Methods in Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: CMFT majors only and consent of instructor. Focuses on qualitative research methodologies specifically related to couple, marriage, and family therapy research. Students will gain practical experience applying qualitative methods to their research with clinical populations and family therapy topics.
  
  • CMFT 6342 - Advanced Family Therapy Topics

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: CMFT majors only and consent of instructor. Advanced topics in the field of family therapy that may include family therapy with special populations and recent developments in family therapy theory and application. May be repeated for credit.
  
  • CMFT 6370 - Diversity in Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: CMFT majors only and consent of instructor. An examination of issues of race, ethnicity, and culture as they relate to family therapy. The course is designed to raise awareness and to train multiculturally competent therapists.
  
  • CMFT 6395 - Practicum in Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: CMFT majors and consent of instructor. Supervised experiences designed to prepare the student for involvement in couple, marriage, and family therapy and family life education. May be repeated for credit up to 48 hours.
  
  • CMFT 6396 - Supervision of Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor, CMFT majors only. Theory, research, and supervised practicum in supervision of family therapy.
  
  • CMFT 6397 - Supervision Practicum in Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: CMFT majors only and instructor consent. Course provides structured experience in supervision of couple, marriage, and family therapy students.
  
  • CMFT 7000 - Research

    V1-12 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: CMFT majors only.
  
  • CMFT 7395 - Internship in Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: CMFT majors only; consent of director of Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy Program. Full-time supervised internship in an appropriate setting. May be repeated for up to 12 hours credit.
  
  • CMFT 8000 - Doctor’s Dissertation

    V1-12 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: CMFT majors only and consent of instructor.

CMI - Creative Media Industries (Undergraduate Courses)

  
  • CMI 2000 - Electronic Media Activities

    V1-3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Laboratory in broadcast and multimedia activities. Limited to 3 hours for majors and minors, 1 hour for others. Must be taken pass/fail.
  
  • CMI 2310 - Introduction to Creative Media Industries

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Basic instruction in the origin, history, development, regulation, and social responsibilities of the creative media industries. Examines broadcast, streaming, and interactive media forms and producers.
  
  • CMI 3100 - Electronic Media Activities

    1 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Laboratory in broadcast and multimedia activities. Limited to 3 hours for majors and minors, 1 hour for others. Must be taken pass/fail.
  
  • CMI 3300 - Creative Media Industries and Society

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Current and emerging telecommunications technologies, their integration into modern society and impact on information transfer.
  
  • CMI 3308 - Visual Communications

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    An introduction to photographic techniques and visual design, including message interpretation, evaluation, recent trends, theories of visual perception, and use of images in media.
  
  • CMI 3309 - Hispanic Media

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Exploration of Hispanic‐oriented media in the United States from historical and contemporary perspectives.
  
  • CMI 3315 - Introduction to Web Design

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. Students will put web usage into the context of human-computer interaction and discuss design principles, aesthetics, usability, and interactivity. Students will learn coding basics.
  
  • CMI 3333 - Multimedia Development

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: C or better in JCMI 2301  and JCMI 2302 . Using authoring tools and design software, students will create static and animated vector images for the purposes of multimedia production.
  
  • CMI 3335 - Video Production and Editing

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: C or better in JCMI 2301  and JCMI 2302  . Intermediate to advanced training in production and postproduction processes for creating, manipulating moving images for digital distribution. (CL)
  
  • CMI 3340 - Commercial Practice in Creative Media

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: CMI 2310 . Provides students with the media audience analysis skills, corporate literacy, and organizational acumen they will need to be successful, visionary creative media industry leaders.
  
  • CMI 3345 - Analyzing Television

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    An introduction to scholarly media analysis that examines the economic, technological, cultural, and creative dimensions of American television.
  
  • CMI 3355 - Ethnicity, Race, Gender in Media

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Examines issues surrounding ethnic, racial, and gender differences in media production and content from historical and contemporary perspectives.
  
  • CMI 3358 - International Creative Media Industries

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Examines the social, political, and economic effects of international media and other topics related to the globalization of media companies. (CL)
  
  • CMI 3370 - Interactive Media Storytelling

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: C or better in JOUR 2310  or MCOM 2320 . Trains storytelling in interactive digital media, narrative structures involving choice and variable outcomes, and the expressive potential of emerging computing technologies. (CL)
  
  • CMI 3373 - Introduction to Game Development

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Introductory training in creation of digital games and how video games are made and published.
  
  • CMI 3375 - Digital Gaming Culture

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    The form, content, culture, history, and impact of games and the gaming industry.
  
  • CMI 3377 - Designing for Play

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Using “playcentric design,” students will learn the processes of rapid iteration and playtesting through the design of analog games.
  
  • CMI 3380 - CMI Portfolio and Professional Development

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Senior standing. Incorporates concepts related to branding and professional representation/marketing and incorporates them with instruction on and application of strong portfolio production and presentation skills.
  
  • CMI 3390 - Internship in Creative Media Industries

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: C or higher in MCOM 2320  or JOUR 2310 JCMI 2301  and JCMI 2302 ; 2.5 GPA. Minimum of 160 hours supervised employment in media or communications organization. Weekly reports, interviews, and term paper required.
  
  • CMI 4300 - Individual Study in Creative Media Industries

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 9 hours of CMI courses with a grade of C or higher, and consent of instructor. May be repeated once for credit with different emphasis.
  
  • CMI 4301 - Special Topics in Creative Media Industries

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Considers selected topics in electronic media. May be repeated for credit.
  
  • CMI 4310 - The Blockbuster: the 21st Century Film Industry

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Investigates the history, structure and dynamics of the American film industry through the lens of the “blockbuster.”
  
  • CMI 4311 - Rock n’ Roll Media

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Surveys the growth of rock and roll with special emphasis on the media used in its production, promotion, distribution and consumption.
  
  • CMI 4312 - Senior Thesis in Creative Media Industries

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Students are required to seek out and establish a faculty advisor for academic guidance, to perform original Creative Media Industries research, and to publically defend their findings. 
  
  • CMI 4313 - Adventure Media

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: JCMI 2301 , JCMI 2302 , or instructor permission. Offers students practical, creative, and strategic insight and experience in assessing and producing media associated with outdoor adventure.
  
  • CMI 4315 - Advanced Web Production

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: CMI 3315  or instructor consent. Teaches advanced production tools to personalize and mange Web and/or mobile content.
  
  • CMI 4320 - CMI Capstone

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: C or better in MCOM 2320  or JOUR 2310 ; CMI 3340 , JCMI 2301 , JCMI 2302 , and senior standing. Capstone for the B.A. in Creative Media Industries. Demands proficiency in production and industry-oriented management skills. Emphasis is placed on storytelling, production management, and effective collaboration. (CL)
  
  • CMI 4370 - Writing for Series Television

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: C or better in JOUR 2310  or MCOM 2320 . Provides an introduction to the skills, standards, and creative challenges of scriptwriting for series television.
      (CL)
  
  • CMI 4375 - Writing for Feature Films

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: C or better in JOUR 2310  or MCOM 2320   Provides an introduction to the basic skills, professional standards, and creative challenges of scriptwriting for feature films. (CL)
  
  • CMI 4380 - Features and Documentaries

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: C or better in CMI 3335  or JOUR 3314  or consent of instructor. Teaches feature and documentary pre- and post-production activities from research to final video editing.
  
  • CMI 4390 - Creative Media Industries Practicum

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    A nonpaid supervised study opportunity is provided for the student to observe and analyze the methods, techniques, and creative processes of the media professional. Must be taken pass/fail.

CMI - Creative Media Industries (Graduate Courses)

  
  • CMI 6315 - Special Topics in Electronic Media

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Class restricted to fully admitted graduate students with a declared major in any program. A rotating topics course examining sociopolitical impacts of communications technologies, economics of information industries and theoretical challenges of media convergence. May be repeated twice when topics vary.
  
  • CMI 7000 - Research

    V1-12 Semester Credit Hours

CMLL - Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures (Undergraduate Courses)

  
  • CMLL 1301 - Individual Studies in Modern Languages I

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    TCCNS: [KORE1411] Introduction and development of skills in a modern language, including listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.
  
  • CMLL 1302 - Individual Studies in Modern Languages II

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    TCCNS: [KORE1412] Introduction and development of skills in a modern language, including listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.
  
  • CMLL 1501 - Individual Studies in Modern Languages I

    5 Semester Credit Hours
    Introduction and development of the four languages skills: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. May be repeated twice for credit when language is different.
  
  • CMLL 1502 - Individual Studies in Modern Languages II

    5 Semester Credit Hours
    Introduction and development of the four languages skills: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. May be repeated twice for credit when language is different.
  
  • CMLL 2301 - Individual Studies in Modern Languages III

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    TCCNS: [KORE2311] Prerequisite: CMLL 1302  or CMLL 1502 . Continuation of study of a modern language. Introduction and development of skills in a modern language, including listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.
  
  • CMLL 2302 - Individual Studies in Modern Languages IV

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    TCCNS: [KORE2312] Prerequisite: CMLL 2301 . Continuation of study of a modern language. Introduction and development of skills in a modern language, including listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.
  
  • CMLL 2305 - Introduction to Language and Culture

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Explores such topics as how culture is expressed in languages, how people learn languages, and how people benefit from learning languages. languages. Fulfills core Language, Philosophy, and Culture requirement. (CL)
  
  • CMLL 2306 - Introduction to World Cinema

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Introduction to the global world of classic films produced in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Fulfills core Language, Philosophy, and Culture and multicultural requirements.
  
  • CMLL 2307 - Developing Cultural Intelligence in a Global Society

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Students develop the skills for effective cross-cultural interaction through an understanding and practice of the components of cultural intelligence.
  
  • CMLL 2308 - Folklore and Fairy Tales Around the World I

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Explores folklore, fairy tales, and oral traditions from different cultures around the world, addressing topics such as orality, adaptation, cultural identity, class, gender, and race/ethnicity.
  
  • CMLL 4001 - Undergraduate Research in Languages and Cultures

    V1-3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Instructor approval. Experiential learning in languages and cultures for students involved in research.
  
  • CMLL 4300 - Individual Studies in Modern Language

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: CMLL 2302  or instructor consent. Independent study in modern language under the guidance of a faculty member. May be repeated once for credit with consent of instructor.

CMLL - Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures (Graduate Courses)

  
  • CMLL 5301 - Fundamentals of Research and Scholarship

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Systematic study of research methods, bibliographical materials and problems in the fields of languages and literatures. May be repeated for credit with different content.
  
  • CMLL 5302 - Theoretical Foundations

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Theories and practices of literary analysis and criticism with emphasis on critical / analytic thinking, reading, and writing. May be repeated for credit with different content.
  
  • CMLL 5305 - Seminar in Language Studies

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Issues related to language and language learning. Repeatable for credit with different content.
  
  • CMLL 5307 - Studies in World Language and Culture

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Examines the language and/or character of distinctive world cultures, including their products, perspectives, and practices. Repeatable for credit with different content.
  
  • CMLL 5309 - Studies in Literature and Culture

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Interpretation and analysis of the literature and culture of distinctive world civilizations. Repeatable for credit with different content.
  
  • CMLL 6000 - Master’s Thesis

    V1-6 Semester Credit Hours
  
  • CMLL 7000 - Research

    V1-12 Semester Credit Hours
 

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