Jun 13, 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.

 

PCOM - Professional Communication (Undergraduate Courses)

  
  • PCOM 4301 - Special Topics in Professional Communication

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Considers selected topics in professional communication. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.
  
  • PCOM 4325 - Media Entrepreneurship

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing; C or better in MCOM 2310 , MCOM 2320 , and either MCOM 3380  or PR 4380 . An analytical study of media entrepreneurship in digital media industries. Includes examining market competition, technological innovation, and value creation in the production and distribution of digital media content. (CL)
  
  • PCOM 4373 - Digital Media and Professional Communication Capstone

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Senior standing. Capstone for the B.A. in Digital Media and Professional Communication. Requires proficiency in project management and professional communication skills. Emphasis on workplace research, including communication audits, communication plans, and communication technologies.

PFI - Personal Finance (Undergraduate Courses)

  
  • PFI 1101 - Money for College Students

    1 Semester Credit Hours
    Introduces basic financial decision-making regarding spending plans and use of consumer credit. Not for credit towards a PFP major. Distance and on campus.
  
  • PFI 1302 - Cultural and Gender Diversity in Personal Finance

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Introductory study of financial attitudes and behaviors affected by culture and gender, including financial issues related to career choice, debt accumulation, and expenditure patterns of affected groups in the United States. Fulfills multicultural requirement.
  
  • PFI 1305 - Life, Love, and Money

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Examines the interconnected behaviors among various human relationships and money to improve decision-making abilities in the areas of money, relationships, time, and values. Fulfills core Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement. F, S, SS.
  
  • PFI 2101 - Money Management Basics: Major Purchases and Insurance

    1 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: For nonmajors only. Introduction to basic financial decision making regarding the acquisition of transportation, housing, and other major purchases and ways to protect assets through the use of various types of insurance.
  
  • PFI 2301 - Personal Financial Literacy

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Focuses on developing a financially literate citizen who is capable of making sound financial decisions based on financial and life goals.
  
  • PFI 3101 - Money Management Basics: Personal Investing

    1 Semester Credit Hours
    Not for credit towards the PFP major, PFP minor, or CFP® educational requirements. Introduces common savings and investment vehicles and strategies used by individuals and families to meet their financial goals.
  
  • PFI 3301 - Introduction to Personal Finance

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Introduction to personal finance, including goal setting, cash management, credit, insurance, taxes, housing, investment alternatives and retirement plans. Distance and on-campus. F, S, SS.
  
  • PFI 3321 - Personal Finance: Financial Counseling and Consumer Credit

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: C- or better in PFI 2301 , PFI 3301  or PFP 3301 . Introduces students to the financial counseling process and provides a detailed examination of various types of consumer credit and strategies to manage debt. Distance, face-to-face, and service-learning. F, S, SS.
  
  • PFI 3341 - Personal Finance: Financial Goal Strategies

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PFI 2301 , PFI 3301  or PFP 3301 . Examines the process related to achieving major financial goals, including emergency fund planning, purchasing/leasing automobiles, buying/renting housing, and funding education and retirement. Distance. F, S, SS.
  
  • PFI 3361 - Personal Finance: Managing Risk

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PFI 2301 , PFI 3301  or PFP 3301 . Focuses on the concepts of risk management and how to plan for managing risk, including building cash reserves, investing in human capital, and purchasing insurance. Also covers employee benefits, government entitlements, and estate planning. Distance. F, S, SS.
  
  • PFI 3381 - Personal Finance: Investing

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PFI 2301 , PFI 3301  or PFP 3301 . Focuses on the fundamentals of personal investing to meet financial goals, including cash management, investing terminology, risk and return, tax implications of investments, stocks and bonds, mutual funds and exchange traded funds, portfolio management, and retirement income management. Distance. F, S, SS.
  
  • PFI 4101 - Getting Your First Job

    1 Semester Credit Hours
    Introduces practical financial choices regarding employee benefits when starting a career, including basic understanding of job searching, tax planning, investment options, and risk management. Not for credit towards the PFP major, PFP minor, or CFP educational requirements. Distance and on campus. F, S, SS
  
  • PFI 4361 - Personal Finance: Advanced Topics and Case Studies

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: PFI 2301 , PFI 3301  or PFP 3301 ; PFI 3321  or PFP 3321 ; PFI 3341 ; and PFI 3361  (concurrent enrollment) or PFI 3381  (concurrent enrollment). Students are expected to develop a sound financial plan; analyze information; justify financial decisions; and describe the process used to track, evaluate, and adjust financial plans to meet goals. Distance. F, S.

PFI - Personal Finance (Graduate Courses)

  
  • PFI 5322 - Introduction to Applied Personal Finance

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Survey course in personal financial planning for any students wanting to use this information in their personal and professional lives. Distance and on-campus. F, S, SS, Study Abroad.

PFP - Personal Financial Planning (Undergraduate Courses)

  
  • PFP 1115 - Introduction to Personal Financial Planning

    1 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PFP major. An introductory course to the PFP major. Topics include advising, study techniques, involvement in the program and profession, academic integrity, professionalism, student motivation, and networking.
  
  • PFP 2315 - Personal Financial Planning for Professionals

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PFP majors, minors, and concentrations only; C or better in PFP 3301 /PFI 3301 . Prerequisite or corequisite: any 1000- or 2000-level MATH course, ACCT 2300 , ECO 2301  or ECO 2302 , and ENGL 2311  with a grade of C or better. Introduction to personal financial planning, including goal setting, cash management, credit, housing, education planning, and selected professional issues. (CL) F, S.
  
  • PFP 2330 - Financial Problem Solving

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite or corequisite: PFP 2315 . Methods and skills to assist individuals and families in resolving financial problems. Addresses personal and professional attitudes and behaviors toward money.
  
  • PFP 2333 - Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Personal Financial Planning

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: C or better in PFP 2315 ; PFP majors and minors only. Application of law, ethics, and regulatory policies to personal financial planning. S.
  
  • PFP 3198 - Professional Development in Personal Financial Planning I

    1 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 2.8 TTU GPA; PFP 2315 . Topics on professional development in preparation for PFP 3399 . Enrollment precedes PFP 3298  and PFP 3399 . (CL) F.
  
  • PFP 3210 - Professional Field Experience

    2 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 2. 8 GPA, PFP 2315 ; PFP majors or minors only. Supervised attendance and participation in professional conferences, tours of professional practices, and seminars focusing on professional issues. May be repeated for up to 4 hours of credit. This is a pass/fail course. F, S.
  
  • PFP 3298 - Professional Development in Personal Financial Planning II

    2 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: 2.8 TTU GPA; C or better in PFP 3198 . Preparation for internship experience. Advanced topics in business models, back office, and staffing. Includes 30 hours of volunteer work with VITA to give students client experience before professional residency. Enrollment precedes PFP 3399 . S.
  
  • PFP 3301 - Introduction to Personal Finance

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Introduction to personal finance, including goal setting, cash management, credit, insurance, taxes, housing, investment alternatives, and retirement plans. Distance and on campus. F, S, SS.
  
  • PFP 3321 - Personal Finance: Financial Counseling and Consumer Credit

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite. C- or better in PFI 2301 , PFI 3301  or PFP 3301 . Introduces the financial counseling process and examines types of consumer credit. Distance and face-to-face. Service-learning. F, S, SS.
  
  • PFP 3330 - Communication and Counseling Skills for Financial Planners

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: C- or better in PFP 2315  or PFI 3321  or PFP 3321 , and ENGL 2311 ; 2.8 GPA; PFP majors or minors only. A self-discovery class, with an introduction to counseling and communication techniques, as well as interviewing strategies for use in financial counseling and planning settings. Emphasizes the importance of communication processes in helping individuals and families. (CL) F, S.
  
  • PFP 3350 - Individual Tax Planning Topics

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 2. 8 GPA; C or better in PFP 2315  and PFP 3378 , ACCT 3307 . For majors or minors only. Study of the impact of federal and state taxation on personal financial planning decisions. S.
  
  • PFP 3374 - Retirement Planning

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 2.8 GPA; C or better in PFP 2315  and ACCT 3307 . Prerequisite or corequisite: PFP 3376 . A foundation course in retirement planning. Topics include corporate and individual retirement plans, planning strategies to meet client goals, and retirement income management. F, S.
  
  • PFP 3376 - Fundamentals of Asset Management

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 2. 8 GPA, C or better in MATH 2345 , PFP major, minor or instructor. consent. Focuses on the theory and practice of investment analysis with a special emphasis on the basic tools, techniques, and methodologies employed by financial planners. F, S.
  
  • PFP 3378 - Estate Planning

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 2.8 GPA; PFP 2315 . Prerequisite or corequisite: PFP 2333  and ACCT 3307 . Application of estate planning methodologies and policies to personal financial planning. F.
  
  • PFP 3386 - Wealth Management

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 2. 8 GPA, C or better in PFP 3376  and ACCT 3307 . Theory and practice of wealth management, including modern portfolio design and implementation, evaluation and use of risk tolerance, tax management, behavioral finance, product evaluation and selection, and regulatory issues. F, S.
  
  • PFP 3398 - Professional Development in Personal Financial Planning

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites or corequisites: C or better in PFP 3374 , PFP 3376 , PFP 3378 , and PFP 3497 ; 2. 8 GPA. Prerequisite or corequisite: PFP 2330 . Preparation for internship experience. Business models, back office and staffing. Includes 30 hours of volunteer service work with VITA to give students client experience before internships.
  
  • PFP 3399 - Professional Residency in Personal Financial Planning

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: C or better in PFP 3198  and PFP 3298  (or PFP 3398  in lieu of both), PFP 3374 , PFP 3376 , PFP 3378 , and PFP 3497 ; 2. 8 GPA. Supervised residency experiences in established career-related positions in the financial planning field. SS.
  
  • PFP 3497 - Risk Management and Insurance Planning

    4 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 2. 8 GPA, C or better in PFP 2315 , ENGL 2311 . Explores the application of risk management and insurance planning for individuals in the personal financial planning environment. F, S.
  
  • PFP 4000 - Individual Study

    V1-6 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 2. 8 GPA and consent of instructor. Individual study or research under the guidance of a family financial planning faculty member to enhance the degree program. May be repeated for up to 6 hours credit.
  
  • PFP 4175 - Special Topics in Personal Financial Planning

    1 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: PFP major; 2. 8 GPA. Study of special topics in personal financial planning. May be repeated for up to 6 hours when topics vary. This is a pass/fail course. F, S.
  
  • PFP 4176 - Security Industry Essentials for Financial Planning Professionals

    1 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: C or better in PFP 3376  or FIN 3324 . Focuses on the investment content area of financial planning and prepares students for the industry. Provides Security Industry Essentials (SIE) review.
  
  • PFP 4325 - Introduction to Charitable Giving

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: 2.8 TTU GPA. Introduces students to the techniques and tax laws of charitable planning. F.
  
  • PFP 4328 - Planned Giving Demographics and Decision Making

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Reviews practitioner-level summaries of research, theory, and demographics, and the resulting marketing implications related to sophisticated charitable financial planning and planned giving.
  
  • PFP 4367 - Marketing, Sales, and Social Media in Personal Financial Planning

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: PFP 2315 , PFP 3374 , PFP 3376 , PFP 3298  or PFP 3398 . Provides a global introduction to the sales and marketing techniques available to advisors, a web presence, marketing materials, and social media vehicles.
  
  • PFP 4370 - Personal Financial Planning Capstone

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 2.8 TTU GPA; C or better in PFP 3374 , PFP 3376 , PFP 3378 , PFP 3298  or PFP 3398 PFP 3386 , PFP 3399 , PFP 3497 . Prerequisites or corequisites: C or better in PFP 3330  and PFP 4380 . Techniques and methods for utilizing financial planning practice standards in the development of comprehensive financial plans for clients. (CL) F, S.
  
  • PFP 4377 - Practicum in Personal Financial Planning

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 2. 8 GPA and consent of instructor. Supervised experience designed to prepare the student for a career in financial planning/counseling. May be repeated once for credit. F, S.
  
  • PFP 4380 - Professional Technology in Personal Financial Planning

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 2.8 GPA; C or better in ACCT 3307 , PFP 3374 , and PFP 3376 .  Advance coursework in professional software packages for financial planning and investment portfolio applications. F, SS.

PFP - Personal Financial Planning (Graduate Courses)

  
  • PFP 5000 - Individual Study in Personal Financial Planning

    V1-6 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Individual study or research under the guidance of a personal financial planning faculty member to enhance the degree program. May be repeated for up to 6 hours credit.
  
  • PFP 5115 - Seminar in Personal Financial Planning

    1 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PFP major. An introductory course to the graduate PFP major. Topics will include advising, involvement in the program and profession, academic integrity, professionalism, student motivation, and networking. F, S.
  
  • PFP 5175 - Special Topics in Personal Financial Planning

    1 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 3. 0 GPA, PFP major, dual degree or consent of instructor. Study of special topics in personal financial planning. May be repeated for up to 6 hours when topics vary. This is a pass/fail course. F, S.
  
  • PFP 5189 - Professional Development in Personal Financial Planning I

    1 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PFP major. An introductory course to the graduate PFP major. Topics will include advising, involvement in the program and profession, academic integrity, professionalism, student motivation, networking, and topics on professional development. Enrollment precedes PFP 5399 . F, S.
  
  • PFP 5210 - Professional Field Experience

    2 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: C or better in 6 hours of PFP course, PFP major, dual degree, or consent of instructor. Supervised attendance and participation in professional conferences, tours of professional practices, and seminars focusing on professional issues. May be repeated for up to 4 hours credit. This is a pass/fail course. F, S.
  
  • PFP 5289 - Professional Development in Personal Financial Planning II

    2 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite or corequisite: C or better in PFP 5371  and PFP 5189 . Preparation for internship experience. Advanced topics in business models, back office staffing. Includes 30 hours of volunteer work with VITA to give students client experience before internships. Enrollment precedes PFP 5399 . S.
  
  • PFP 5311 - Independent Study in Personal Financial Planning

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Individual study or research under the guidance of a personal financial planning faculty member to enhance the degree program. May be repeated for credit.
  
  • PFP 5320 - Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Personal Financial Planning

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite or corequisite: PFP 5371 , PFP major, dual degree student, or consent of instructor. Application of law, ethics, and regulatory policies to personal financial planning.
  
  • PFP 5322 - Introduction to Applied Personal Finance

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Survey course in personal financial planning for any students wanting to use this information in their personal and professional lives. Distance, on-campus, and study abroad. F, S, SS.
  
  • PFP 5325 - Introduction to Charitable Giving

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Introduces students to the techniques of charitable planning as viewed from the perspective of donors, financial planners, and fundraising professionals. F.
  
  • PFP 5326 - Advanced Charitable Planning

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Review of sophisticated charitable planning techniques with a special emphasis on creative uses of private foundations, donor advised funds, charitable remainder trusts, and advanced charitable estate planning techniques. S
  
  • PFP 5327 - Charitable Giving: Research, Theory and Marketing

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Review of research findings and theoretical models of charitable giving from the academic literature. Focuses on determinants and motivations in charitable giving with an emphasis on applying these findings in a professional context for financial advisors and fundraising professionals. F.
  
  • PFP 5328 - Planned Giving Demographics and Decision Making

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Analysis of research findings, theoretical models, and marketing implications related to planned giving and sophisticated charitable financial planning including private foundations and charitable trusts.
  
  • PFP 5329 - Data Analysis and Interpretation for Financial Advisors

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: B or better in ISQS 5347 . Introduce students to techniques used to analyze statistical data. Provide students with tools to interpret and critically analyze statistical analyses presented in media and academia.
  
  • PFP 5341 - Economic Principles of Financial Decision Making

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Covers the key microeconomic and macroeconomic principles related to financial decision making. F, SS.
  
  • PFP 5350 - Individual Tax Planning Topics

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: C or better in PFP 5371  and ACCT 5311 . Studies legal research skills and the impact of federal and state tax regulations on personal financial planning decisions. S, SS.
  
  • PFP 5360 - Economics of Retirement

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PFP 5341 . Analysis of individuals’ retirement decisions from an economic perspective. Labor supply theory will be heavily utilized. Taxes, social security, and other government policies and programs will be discussed as they relate to individuals’ decision making.
  
  • PFP 5362 - Fundamentals of Asset Management

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PFP major, dual degree or consent of instructor. Investment management concepts in a personal financial planning context; client goals, expectations, and risk tolerance; capital markets; investment alternatives; security valuation; risk assessment; and portfolio management concepts. F, SS.
  
  • PFP 5365 - Fundamentals of Life-Centered Financial Planning

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Examines the role of the client’s story and the relationship of that story to the numbers articulated in a financial plan. Broadened client discovery techniques and various dialogues around fiscal philosophy, meaningful financial objectives and life transitions. 
  
  • PFP 5367 - Marketing, Sales, and Social Media in Personal Financial Planning

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PFP 5371 . Provides a global introduction to sales and marketing techniques available to advisors Students will create a complete marketing strategy, including a web presence, marketing materials, and social media vehicles.
  
  • PFP 5371 - Fundamentals of Personal Financial Planning

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites or corequisites: PFP 5115  and PFP 5322 , PFP major, dual degree student, or consent of instructor. Focus on the financial planning process and the profession, including the study of cash management, time value of money, education funding, and other planning areas. F, S, SS.
  
  • PFP 5372 - Wealth Management

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: C- or better in PFP 5362  or FIN 5325  and ACCT 5307  or LAW 6434. Theory and practice of wealth management to include concepts of modern portfolio design and implementation, tax management, behavioral finance, product evaluation and selection, and regulatory issues. F, S.
  
  • PFP 5373 - Personal Financial Planning Capstone

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: C- or better in PFP 5362  or FIN 5325 ; PFP 5371 PFP 5372 PFP 5394 PFP 5497 PFP 5398 ; ACCT 5307  or LAW 6227; LAW 6434. Prerequisites or corequisites: C- or better in PFP 5377  and PFP 5380 . Techniques and methods for utilizing financial planning practice standards in the development of comprehensive financial plans for clients. F, S.
  
  • PFP 5377 - Client Communication and Counseling

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: PFP majors only, dual degree students, or consent of instructor. Using self-discovery, students will explore and apply theory, counseling fundamentals, and communication techniques for effective interactive client communication in financial planning and counseling. Addresses personal relationships with money, including emotions, beliefs, and behaviors. F, S.
  
  • PFP 5379 - Practice Management in Personal Financial Planning

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PFP 5371 . Provides a global introduction to the process of creating, developing, and managing a successful financial planning practice. Students will create a business and marketing plan, using real industry data and techniques as a case study for profitable practices.
  
  • PFP 5380 - Professional Technology in Personal Financial Planning

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PFP 5394 . Prerequisite or corequisite: C or better in PFP 5372 PFP 5398  or LAW 6227; ACCT 5307  or LAW 6434; PFP major; dual degree student; or consent of instructor. Advanced studies in professional software packages for financial planning and investment portfolio applications. S, SS.
  
  • PFP 5383 - Financial Planning with Emotional Intelligence

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    The fundamentals of emotional intelligence as applied to financial planning relationships and the role of personality in communication, negotiation and service.
  
  • PFP 5385 - Behavioral Finance from a Personal Financial Planning Perspective

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Introduces concepts in behavioral finance that relate to an individual’s decision making within the area of personal financial planning. S.
  
  • PFP 5389 - Professional Development in Personal Financial Planning

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Completion or concurrent enrollment in PFP 5371  with a grade of C or higher. Preparation for internship experience. Advanced topics in business models, back office and staffing. Includes 30 hours of volunteer work with VITA to give students client experience before internships. Enrollment precedes PFP 5399 .
  
  • PFP 5390 - Practicum in Personal Financial Planning

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor, 3. 0 GPA. Supervised experience designed to prepare the student for a career in financial planning/counseling. May be repeated for up to 6 hours credit.
  
  • PFP 5394 - Retirement Planning

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: C or better in PFP 5371  and ACCT 5307 . Prerequisite or corequisite: C or better in PFP 5362 . PFP major only, dual degree student, or consent of instructor. Advanced studies in retirement planning covering retirement plans in the corporate setting, personal retirement planning, and retirement income strategies. F, SS.
  
  • PFP 5398 - Estate Planning

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: C or better in PFP 5371  and ACCT 5307 , PFP major, dual degree student, or consent of instructor. Application of estate planning methodologies and policies to personal financial planning. F, SS.
  
  • PFP 5399 - Professional Residency in Personal Financial Planning

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: C or better in PFP 5189 and 5289. Supervised residency experiences in established career-related positions in the financial planning field. SS.
  
  • PFP 5497 - Risk Management and Insurance Planning

    4 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite or corequisite: PFP 5371 . Explores risk management theory, personal risk analysis, and financial loss prevention with private insurance. F, S.
  
  • PFP 6101 - Academic Leadership in Personal Financial Planning

    1 Semester Credit Hours
    Seminar focusing on leadership in the academic setting, including teaching, research, and service.
  
  • PFP 6301 - Academic Leadership in Personal Financial Planning

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in PFP program or consent of instructor. Addresses a wide selection of topics and issues related to teaching, research, and service/outreach. F.
  
  • PFP 6305 - Introduction to Ph.D. Studies in Personal Financial Planning

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: PFP major. Provides an introduction to doctoral study in personal financial planning. Includes an explanation of the unique program of study in PFP, culture, expectations, professional development, and the research process. F.
  
  • PFP 6330 - Seminar in Research and Philanthropic Fund Development

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PFP 6377 . Exploration of processes for preparing research ideas for presentation to individuals, groups, and/or organizations. Study of research proposal characteristics, how proposals are reviewed, strategies for success, and public versus private funding sources.
  
  • PFP 6340 - Development and Pedagogy of Distance Education Courses

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Ph.D. student in PFP program or consent of instructor. Focuses on the development and pedagogy of classes specifically designed to enhance personal financial literacy and personal financial planning primarily within an online environment.
  
  • PFP 6374 - Household Economic Theory

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: Doctoral standing in the PFP division and B or better in PFP 5341  and PFP 6305 . Personal financial planning doctoral students are required to have an understanding of the household from an economic perspective. Consumption, saving, and investment behavior are the topics of focus. S.
  
  • PFP 6377 - Research Methods I

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: B or better in PFP 5329 , PFP 6305 , PFP 6374 ; ISQS ISQS 5349  or AAEC 5307 . Corequisite: AAEC 5307   Introduces doctoral students to the scientific research process. Various elements of the research process will be identified and analyzed and students will have an opportunity to work with data and statistical software to engage in the research process. F.
  
  • PFP 6378 - Research Methods II

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PFP 6377 . A continuation of Research Methods I. Students will be expected to formulate and conduct scientific research as well as prepare a manuscript to communicate the results of their research study. S.
  
  • PFP 6381 - Research Seminar in Asset Management

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PFP 6374 . Introduces the theory of investment, literature and theory describing the unique process of household investment decision-making, quantitative investment analysis and the instruments used to construct an efficient household portfolio.
  
  • PFP 6383 - Seminar in Regulatory Policy

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Review of theory and academic literature related to the regulation of professional financial advice and analysis of the current regulatory structure governing financial planning services.
  
  • PFP 6395 - Financial Planning Program Development Seminar

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Seminar focusing on the development and management of high-quality, university-level programs in personal financial planning.
  
  • PFP 6397 - Research Seminar in Personal Financial Planning

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: B or better in PFP 6374  and ISQS 5347 . Doctoral seminar on theories and empirical evidence in personal financial planning and its areas of specialization. May be repeated for credit for up to 6 hours when topics vary.
  
  • PFP 6399 - Residency in Financial Planning Research and Education

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Supervised residency teaching and conducting research in personal financial planning at cooperating universities. May be repeated for credit up to 6 hours.
  
  • PFP 7000 - Research

    V1-12 Semester Credit Hours
  
  • PFP 8000 - Doctor’s Dissertation

    V1-12 Semester Credit Hours

PFW - Personal Fitness and Wellness (Undergraduate Courses)

  
  • PFW 1111 - Aerobics

    1 Semester Credit Hours
    Physical exercise that combines rhythmic aerobic exercise with stretching and strength training routines with the goal of improving all elements of fitness.
  
  • PFW 1112 - Diet and Exercise

    1 Semester Credit Hours
    TCCNS: PHED1338 A concepts-based activity course in which the student learns to create and participate in an individualized lifetime physical activity program combined with healthy nutritional practices.
  
  • PFW 1113 - Golf

    1 Semester Credit Hours
    Basic golf rules, etiquette, and mechanics. Class meets off campus. Extra fee required.
  
  • PFW 1114 - Jogging

    1 Semester Credit Hours
    Principles and practice of recreational jogging for cardiovascular health. Includes flexibility training, individual progression instruction, complementary weight training, and nutritional practices.
  
  • PFW 1117 - Walking

    1 Semester Credit Hours
    Topics include walking technique, principles and practice of personal walking programming, interval, and circuit training, flexibility and muscular endurance training.
  
  • PFW 1118 - Weight Training

    1 Semester Credit Hours
    Basic principles and practice of weight training, developing and modifying an individual program. Includes flexibility and cardiovascular fitness.
  
  • PFW 1119 - Yoga

    1 Semester Credit Hours
    Basic poses, principles of movements and balance in yoga. Breathing techniques, stress reduction, relaxation, advanced poses, and twists will be covered.
 

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