Jun 15, 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.

 

PUAD - Public Administration (Graduate Courses)

  
  • PUAD 5342 - City Management

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    The political implications and administrative functions of city government are examined. Contemporary issues of municipal management are emphasized.
  
  • PUAD 5343 - Public Personnel Administration

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Description and analysis of the personnel function in public and non-profit agencies.
  
  • PUAD 5344 - Public Budgeting

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Political and economic aspects of the budgetary process as the central mechanism for public resource allocation and executive planning.
  
  • PUAD 5345 - Administrative Ethics and Leadership

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Apply major frameworks to diagnose organizational problems and to exercise leadership when resolving ethical dilemmas and leading organizational change.
  
  • PUAD 5346 - Public Financial Management

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PUAD 5344  or consent of instructor. An in-depth study of government finance function with emphasis on fund structure, financial reporting, and related management practices including cash, debt, risk, and inventory management.
  
  • PUAD 5347 - Internship in Public Administration

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Service assignment in a public agency to enhance professional skills for students in the Masters in Public Administration program. Graded pass/fail and may be repeated for credit.
  
  • PUAD 5348 - Selected Topics in Public Administration

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Special studies on subjects in public administration. Topics will vary from semester to semester.
  
  • PUAD 5352 - Public Policy Analysis

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: B or better in PUAD 5319 , PUAD 5320  or consent of instructor. Introduction to analytic tools for evaluating public policies; examines policy choices given resources and informational constraints. Topics include risk assessment, cost-benefit analysis, and market failures.
  
  • PUAD 5353 - Collaborative Management

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    The study of theoretical and practical issues in collaborative and network management and the influence of collaboration networks on public policy.
  
  • PUAD 5354 - Cost and Managerial Accounting in Government and Non-Profit Organizations

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Discusses the importance of cost and managerial accounting and demonstrates how certain tools can be used to facilitate cost management in government and non-profits.
  
  • PUAD 5362 - Grant Writing and Fundraising for Nonprofits

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Explores the integral role philanthropy and fundraising play in sustaining and growing nonprofit agencies. Provides necessary tools to navigate the world of fund development.
  
  • PUAD 5363 - Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Focuses on theory and practice of strategic planning for public and nonprofit organizations as a tool for organizational management and effective governance.
  
  • PUAD 5364 - Comparative Effectiveness and Quality Improvement of Healthcare Systems

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PUAD 5319 . An in-depth understanding of healthcare delivery systems through comparisons of U.S. and other country’s healthcare delivery systems and QI and CER methods.
  
  • PUAD 5380 - Pro-Seminar in Public Administration

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Advanced critical survey of the intellectual history, major theories, and current research literature in public administration.
  
  • PUAD 5381 - Area Studies in Public Administration

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Advanced studies in selected subfields of public administration, such as public management and public policy. Topics vary each semester. May be repeated for credit.

REF - Refresher TSI Workshop Courses: Math

  
  • REF 0302 - Mathematics Refresher Workshop


    Students move through a series of content modules using a mastery learning approach. Topics include solving systems of equations, applications involving systems of equations, solving radication and quadratic equations and functions.

REF - Refresher TSI Workshop Courses: Reading and Writing

  
  • REF 0304 - Literacy Refresher Workshop


    Students move through a series of content modules using a mastery learning approach. Topics include paragraph basics, finding main ideas and supporting details, spelling, grammar, reading comprehension, argumentations, and MLA formatting.

RETL - Retail Management (Graduate Course)

  
  • RETL 5300 - Retail Field Study Tour

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Study of international/domestic retailers and vendors. May be repeated twice for credit.
  
  • RETL 5320 - Advanced Retail Category Management

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    The application of space and category management strategy using industry software with emphasis on product selection, shelf merchandising, promotion, and pricing.
  
  • RETL 5335 - Advanced Web-based Retail Management

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    The managerial, ethical, social and political issues of online retailing, as well as costs, content, and maintenance of online storefronts. 
  
  • RETL 5350 - Advanced Retail Global Sourcing

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Global sourcing refers to how and where manufactured goods or components will be procured.
  
  • RETL 5380 - Advanced Retail Buying and Control

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    The application of planning, purchasing, and controlling inventories.
  
  • RETL 6305 - Professional Advancement

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Analyzes leadership and the effect on organizational culture and change by examining leadership styles and developing a personal leadership philosophy.
  
  • RETL 6310 - Retail Trend Analysis

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Study of theories and frameworks underlying trend analysis and the execution of trend forecasting.
  
  • RETL 6315 - Product Design, Development, and Evaluation

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Issues and management strategies in designing and producing a competitively priced product including examining globalization, sustainability, and technology.
  
  • RETL 6320 - Promotional Strategies in Merchandising

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Integrated marketing communications while fostering awareness of cultural and global issues, corporate social responsibility, and ethical decision-making in the disciplines of advertising and promotion.
  
  • RETL 6324 - Foundations of Sustainability in Apparel and Textiles

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Theory, principles, and practices of sustainability. Examination of environmental, social, and economic sustainability at both the global apparel and textile industry levels.
  
  • RETL 6330 - Retail Theory and Current Practice

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Theoretical and applied analysis of merchandising strategies; assessment of internal and external forces impacting strategic decisions by retail firms; synthesis of past and present trends.
  
  • RETL 6335 - Advanced Concepts in E-Commerce

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Designed to examine current online retailing trends and marketing practices, as well as to assist students in maintaining an effective online retail website.
  
  • RETL 6340 - Merchandising Analytics

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Focuses data from the merchandising industry to support managerial decision-making including Point of Sale (POS) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) merchandising data.
  
  • RETL 6346 - Category Management

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    The role of category management strategies and best practices in the effective implementation of customer service in the retail industry.
  
  • RETL 6350 - Financial Merchandising Implications

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    The study of the financial merchandising implications applied to planning, developing, and presenting product lines.
  
  • RETL 6356 - International Retail Expansion

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Focuses on theory, practices, and trends on international merchandise management by analyzing global retail systems and distribution to global consumers.
  
  • RETL 6365 - Retail Buying, Assortment Planning, and Allocation

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Analytical study of the concepts and execution of retail buying and assortment planning.

RHIM - Restaurant, Hotel, and, Institutional Management (Undergraduate Courses)

  
  • RHIM 2308 - Hotel Operations

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Principles and practices of managerial functions relating to the operation of lodging facilities.
  
  • RHIM 2312 - Introduction to Beer, Wine and Spirits in Food and Beverage Service

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Principles and practices regarding the production, selection, storage, and serving of beverages.
  
  • RHIM 2340 - Latin American Culture and Cuisine

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Latin American foods and cuisine and the relationship to their cultures. Fulfills Multicultural requirement.
  
  • RHIM 3000 - Internship in Hospitality

    V1-6 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: C or better in RHIM 3300 , RHIM major or minor, or instructor consent. Experiences in hospitality settings. May be repeated for a maximum of six hours credit. V-6
  
  • RHIM 3140 - Hospitality Leadership Forum

    1 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. An interactive forum on current issues and trends affecting the hospitality industry from a practitioner’s perspective. Leaders from major hospitality corporations, including alumni and young emerging leaders, will present. May be repeated for a maximum of three credit hours.
  
  • RHIM 3300 - Introduction to Internship in Hospitality

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: C or better in HRM 2310 . Introduction to concepts and expectations of the internship experience. Students can interview with a large variety of companies for internship positions. (CL)
  
  • RHIM 3308 - Group Sales and Services

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Emphasis on the function of convention and meeting sales and service departments related to lodging and tourism operations. Explores factors involved in the management of large group sales.
  
  • RHIM 3320 - Facilities Management

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: C or better in HRM 2310 . Management principles and practices relative to the internal maintenance of public dining and lodging facilities. Systematic control of hospitality spaces to safeguard health and to use available aesthetic values. On campus and distance.
  
  • RHIM 3330 - Special Topics in Hospitality

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Semester-long study of a specific topic pertinent to the hospitality industry.
  
  • RHIM 3345 - Event Management in the Hospitality Industry

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Studies concepts and execution of event management in the hospitality industry. https://youtu.be/DQ1DiGxLNtI
  
  • RHIM 3350 - Geotourism

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    An analysis of the economic and cultural impact of the international travel and tourism industry, including destination development, cultural integration, and demand for travel services.
  
  • RHIM 3352 - Culture and Cuisine in the Hospitality Industry

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Uses a global, multicultural approach to explain how historical events, the environment, and local customs and beliefs affect and define culinary traditions in different societies around the world. May be repeated up to 9 credit hours.
  
  • RHIM 3355 - Club and Resort Management

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Principles and practices of the general managerial procedures utilized in private clubs and resorts.
  
  • RHIM 3358 - Human Resources in the Service Industry

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: RHIM and RTLM majors, minors or concentrations only or departmental approval. Explore human relations theories as they pertain to managing in the hospitality industry. On campus and distance.
  
  • RHIM 3360 - Introduction to Food Production

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite or corequisite: FDSC 3303 . Application of scientific food preparation and management principles to quantity food production. Includes laboratory experience in quantity food facility.
  
  • RHIM 3363 - Managing Catered Events

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Principles and practices regarding food safety, menu development and preparation, beverage selection, and other aspects involved in catering events.
  
  • RHIM 3368 - Employee Development in the Hospitality Industry

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Provides a thorough look at training in hospitality enterprises by addressing how to assess and analyze the training needs of new and established operations.
  
  • RHIM 3370 - Restaurant Operations and Management

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: C or better in RHIM 3360 . Optimum use of human, financial, and material resources by managers. Laboratory experiences include commercial food preparation and service.
  
  • RHIM 3380 - Managed Services in the Hospitality Industry

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Analysis of on-site food service management and its importance to the hospitality industry.
  
  • RHIM 3390 - Purchasing in the Hospitality Industry

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: C or better in HRM 3321  or HRM 3322  or consent of instructor. Current ethical, economic, legislative, and industrial developments related to purchasing food products and durable goods.
  
  • RHIM 3395 - Hospitality Internship

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Supervised applications of concepts, principles, and techniques learned in the classroom; emphasis on student participation in the hospitality industry. [RTL 3395 ]
  
  • RHIM 4000 - Individual Study

    V1-6 Semester Credit Hours
    May be repeated for up to 6 hours credit.
  
  • RHIM 4200 - Practicum in Hospitality

    2 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: C or better in RHIM 3000  and RHIM 3300 , graduating senior’s final semester, and 1,200 hours of work-experience training completed. Beginning a career through the development of job search strategies, interviewing skills, and resume writing. Students can interview with a large variety of companies for entry-level management positions.
  
  • RHIM 4308 - Lodging Operations Management

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: C or better in HRM 2310 , RHIM 2308 , and HRM 3321 . Emphasizes the application of operating principles in lodging, from a middle- to upper-management perspective, including a strategic approach to problem solving at the individual and multi-property levels.
  
  • RHIM 4311 - Wines of the World

    3 Semester Credit Hours

    Introduction to wines of the world through learning materials and sensory evaluation of regional wines. The content and the exam for Wine and Spirits Educational Trust (WSET) Level 1 Award in Wine is a required component of this course.  [PSS 4311 ]

  
  • RHIM 4312 - Food and Beverage Operations Management

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    An overview of the roles and responsibilities of managers in food and beverage operations in hospitality operations, including control, sales promotion, and profits. On campus and distance.
  
  • RHIM 4315 - Dinner Series

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: FDSC 3303  and C or better in RHIM 3370 . Assumption of maximum responsibility of management of actual food service operation based on sound managerial principles and successful food production and service techniques.
  
  • RHIM 4325 - Hospitality Field Study Tour

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Study of international/domestic hospitality operations. May be repeated once for credit.
  
  • RHIM 4330 - Contemporary Problems in the Hospitality Industry

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Senior RHIM majors and instructor consent. In-depth examination of selected problems in the hospitality industry.
  
  • RHIM 4340 - Wine Marketing

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Analyzes the concepts of marketing as related to the wine industry. Students will develop a marketing plan for a winery.
  
  • RHIM 4341 - Hospitality Management

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: Junior standing; ENGL 1302 ; and C or better in HRM 2310 . Factors involved in establishing hospitality operations, organization, administrative development, allocation of labor, and control. Examines hospitality organizations with emphasis on planning and problem analysis. F, S
  
  • RHIM 4342 - Wedding Planning and Management

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Study of wedding planning and management. Students complete a portfolio for wedding plans. [RTL 4342 ]
  
  • RHIM 4345 - Foundations of Meeting, Conference and Convention Management

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: C or better in RHIM 2308  and HRM 2310 . An in-depth analysis of convention and exhibition planning and execution will provide students with a foundation in managerial strategies while embracing a functional and operational context.
  
  • RHIM 4348 - Hospitality Revenue Management

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: C or better in RHIM 3360  or NS 2310 . Focus on hospitality revenue management activities for strategic decision making, including pricing, forecasting, and trend analysis.
  
  • RHIM 4350 - Wine Tourism

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Examines the business of wine with specific focus on wine tourism. Addresses global tourism and local economic impact of the wine industry.
  
  • RHIM 4360 - Experimental Methods with Food

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Suggested prerequisites: C or better in RHIM 3360 , RHIM 3370 , or NS 2310 . Investigation of food quality factors through laboratory experiences that conclude with a comprehensive research project. Online courses do not apply to certifications.

RHIM - Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management (Graduate Courses)

  
  • RHIM 5101 - Colloquium in Hospitality Management

    1 Semester Credit Hours
    An interactive forum on current issues and trends affecting the hospitality field from an industry professional’s perspectives. Leaders from major hospitality corporations will present.
  
  • RHIM 5300 - Perspective in Restaurant Hotel and Institution

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Foundation concepts in hospitality management. May be repeated for credit. Does not apply to a graduate degree.
  
  • RHIM 5305 - Hospitality Career Practicum

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Students are provided the opportunity to interact and interview with industry professionals for their career search in hospitality management.
  
  • RHIM 5309 - Leadership Practices in Hospitality Organizations

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    A review of hospitality leadership practices, strategies, and philosophies to motivate and inspire individual employees and teams.
  
  • RHIM 5310 - Sensory Evaluation of Food Products

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Principles and techniques of sensory evaluation of food products in personal and professional settings.
  
  • RHIM 5316 - Hospitality and Service Marketing

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Examination of marketing theories and specific applications to the hospitality and service industry. Concentrates on differences of marketing concepts in service versus products market.
  
  • RHIM 5343 - Advanced International Retailing

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Study of the concepts and execution of international retailing, including an international experience.
  
  • RHIM 5345 - Wine Marketing and Tourism

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    An in-depth study of marketing and tourism in the wine industry. Wine products, brand development, and promotion are addressed.
  
  • RHIM 5350 - Travel and Tourism

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    A study of principles and concepts of travel and tourism behavior. Emphasis on tourism theories, history, planning, development, and research techniques. Trip fee non-refundable 48 hours after enrollment.
  
  • RHIM 5352 - Advanced Culture and Cuisine

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Explores various cuisines in terms of history, lifestyle, and foods peculiar to a culture and their impact on individuals from a global and multicultural perspective.
  
  • RHIM 5370 - Food Systems Management

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Examination of current trends in food service operations and technology. Emphasis on the functional subsystems of procurement, production, service and delivery, and sanitation and maintenance.
  
  • RHIM 5375 - Operations Management for Service Industries

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Integration of quantitative production, operations methods, and traditional qualitative management in both the unit and multi-unit service operations.
  
  • RHIM 6300 - Perspectives in Hospitality Administration

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Foundation concepts in hospitality management. May be repeated for credit. Does not apply toward graduate credit.
  
  • RHIM 6308 - Advanced Lodging and Leisure

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Examines the lodging industry from a strategic management standpoint. Discussions and research will focus on industry interrelationships with economic, social, political, and financial entities.
  
  • RHIM 6322 - Financial Management in Hospitality Administration

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Investigation of theories, strategies, and financial policies influencing corporate decisions in operations of domestic and international hospitality.
  
  • RHIM 6335 - Managing Crisis in the Hospitality Industry

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Examines various crisis management scenarios in the hospitality industry, including natural and man-made disasters. Provides future executives with the basic knowledge to handle these challenges.
  
  • RHIM 6340 - Organizational Behavior in Hospitality Administration

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    The study and practice of the latest concepts related to leadership and supervision in hospitality management.
  
  • RHIM 6341 - Strategic Management in the Hospitality Industry

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Examination of strategy formulation, content development, implementation, and evaluation at the unit and multi-unit level.
  
  • RHIM 6350 - Advanced Travel and Tourism

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    An in-depth study of tourism supply, demand, policy, planning, development and marketing at the local, regional, state, national and international levels. Economic, social, political, and environmental considerations of tourism management and development will be a focus. Tourism-related research and experiences with tourism organizations and agencies are components of the course.
  
  • RHIM 6370 - Advanced Food Systems Management

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    An examination of current technologies and processes in food industry related operations with emphasis on the subsystems of concept, and product development, production, and marketing.
  
  • RHIM 6380 - Grants and Project Funding

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Examination and application of the processes related to grants and sponsored projects, including identification of sources of funding, proposal development, and grant administration.
  
  • RHIM 6381 - Community Action, Involvement, and Leadership

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Analyze and assess opportunities for community involvement. Students gain insight into the interconnectedness of individuals, businesses, and the larger community through problem-based learning.

RRP – RaiderReady (Undergraduate Courses)

  
  • RRP 1100 - RaiderReady: First Year Seminar

    1 Semester Credit Hours
    Introduces students to philosophy, history, and applications of higher education and critical thinking.
  
  • RRP 2100 - RaiderReady: Second Year Seminar

    1 Semester Credit Hours
    Builds on RaiderReady: First Year Student Seminar and focuses on higher learning, involvement, transformation, and wellness.
  
  • RRP 3100 - RaiderReady: Service and Research Seminar

    1 Semester Credit Hours
    Explores the complex challenges of academic life. Focuses on skills, techniques, institutional support essential to academic success, research, and service. 
  
  • RRP 4100 - RaiderReady: Experience and Professional Skills Seminar

    1 Semester Credit Hours
    Designed to help ease student transition from college to occupation, including understanding job market trends, and developing professional skills in job interviewing, preparation, and negotiation.

RTL - Retail Management (Undergraduate Courses)

  
  • RTL 1320 - Fashion and Modern Culture

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Survey course analyzing the impact of modern culture on the fashion industry.
  
  • RTL 3310 - Fashion Styling in Retail

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Provides students with an understanding of what retail fashion style is and how to manage retail fashion styling.
  
  • RTL 3340 - International Retailing

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Cultural differences, world markets, and political constraints encountered in international retailing strategy.
  
  • RTL 3345 - Event Management in the Retailing Industry

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Study of concepts and execution of event management in the retailing industry. https://youtu.be/DQ1DiGxLNtI
 

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