Jun 23, 2024  
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


How to Read Catalog Course Descriptions

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.

 

Environmental Engineering (Undergraduate Courses)

  
  • ENVE 4191 - Advanced Water Treatment Lab

    1 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Design and conduct flocculation, coagulant doses, sedimentation, and disinfection studies; assess impact on water quality.
  
  • ENVE 4307 - Physical and Chemical Municipal Wastewater Treatment

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: CE 3309  and instructor consent. Characterization of municipal wastewaters and the application of physical and chemical design procedures to remove and dispose of criteria pollutants in wastewater.
  
  • ENVE 4314 - Membrane Treatment Processes

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: CE 3309  or instructor consent. Introduces the fundamental principles and applications of various membrane processes (MF, UF, NF, and RO) in water and wastewater treatment and quality control.
  
  • ENVE 4315 - Environmental Chemistry for Pollution Management

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: CE 3309  or instructor consent. Introduces the fundamental knowledge of reaction kinetics and chemical equilibriums relevant to water quality in natural and engineered processes.
  
  • ENVE 4385 - Microbial Applications in Environmental Engineering

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Presents information regarding bacterial cell structure and microbial genetics, metabolism and the role of microbes in the design of treatment processes and water/wastewater reuse issues.
  
  • ENVE 4391 - Advanced Water Treatment

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: instructor consent. Water chemistry and microbiology; design procedures for municipal water treatment; advanced methods of quality control, renovation, and reuse.
  
  • ENVE 4399 - Biological Municipal Wastewater Treatment

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ENVE 4307 , CE 3309  or instructor consent. Municipal wastewater treatment methods, including suspend and attached growth biological systems, nitrification, denitrification, phosphorous removal, sludge stabilization, and treated effluent and sludge disposal.

Environmental Engineering (Graduate Courses)

  
  • ENVE 5107 - Advanced Physical and Chemical Wastewater Treatment Lab

    1 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Characterization of alkalinity, pH, BOD, and solids concentrations. Students will conduct column tests and filtration studies. Analyze water quality data.
  
  • ENVE 5303 - Design of Air Pollution Control Systems

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Engineering analysis procedures techniques for the selection, application, and operation of air pollution control methods in various operational situations.
  
  • ENVE 5305 - Environmental Systems Design I

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Student teams evaluate a waste problem, select and develop a treatment alternative in a feasibility study, and then finalize their design selections in technical memorandums. (Writing Intensive)
  
  • ENVE 5306 - Environmental Systems Design II

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Student teams evaluate a waste problem, select and develop a treatment alternative in a feasibility study, and then finalize their design selections in technical memorandums. (Writing Intensive)
  
  • ENVE 5307 - Advanced Physical and Chemical Municipal Wastewater Treatment

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Characterization of municipal wastewaters and the application of physical and chemical design procedures to remove and dispose of criteria pollutants in wastewater.
  
  • ENVE 5314 - Membrane Treatment Processes

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: CE 3309  or instructor consent. Introduces the fundamental principles and applications of various membrane processes (MF, UF, NF and RO) in water and wastewater treatment and quality control.
  
  • ENVE 5315 - Environmental Chemistry for Pollution Management

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: CE 3309  (or equivalent) or instructor consent. Introduces the fundamental knowledge of reaction kinetics and chemical equilibriums relevant to water quality in natural and engineered processes.
  
  • ENVE 5316 - Environmental Nanotechnology

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Fundamental physicochemical principles to design and fabricate engineering nanomaterials, the formation of natural nanomaterials, and prediction of their transport, transformation, and toxicity in the environment.
  
  • ENVE 5392 - Environmental Chemodynamics

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Environmental chemodynamics; interphase equilibrium, reactions, transport processes and related models for anthropogenic substances across natural interfaces (air-water-sediment-soil) and associated boundary regions.
  
  • ENVE 5399 - Biological Municipal Wastewater Treatment

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Municipal wastewater treatment methods, including suspend and attached growth biological systems, nitrification, denitrification, phosphorous removal, sludge stabilization, and treated effluent and sludge disposal.

Counselor Education (Graduate Courses)

  
  • EPCE 5001 - Advanced Workshop in Counseling

    V1-6 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Workshop and field experience assignments in counseling-related activities. A maximum of 6 hours of credit may be earned.
  
  • EPCE 5094 - Internship in Counseling

    V1-3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: EPCE 5360  and admission to the EPCE program. Students cannot enroll in more than 3 semester hours of EPCE 5094 each semester, including summer sessions.
  
  • EPCE 5352 - Child and Adolescent Counseling

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Philosophy, principles, and practices of counseling children and young adolescents in school and clinical mental health settings.
  
  • EPCE 5353 - Introduction to Community Counseling

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Overview of the activities of clinical mental health counseling, nature of specific populations, program development and evaluation, planning for client services, and public policy issues.
  
  • EPCE 5354 - Group Counseling

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    An overview of the principles, practices, and approaches to group counseling in school and clinical mental health settings.
  
  • EPCE 5355 - Introduction to Career Counseling

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Overview of career theories, assessment procedures, techniques, and counseling processes used with adolescents and adults in school and clinical mental health settings.
  
  • EPCE 5357 - Techniques of Counseling

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the EPCE program. Theory, simulation, and practice of counseling techniques used in school and clinical mental health agency settings.
  
  • EPCE 5358 - Introduction to School Counseling

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Designed to equip students with skills and knowledge to develop, implement, manage, and assess components of a comprehensive developmental school counseling program.
  
  
  • EPCE 5364 - Theories of Counseling

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Overview of theories and paradigms of counseling.
  
  • EPCE 5365 - Dysfunctional Behavior of Children and Youth

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Overview and analysis of dysfunctional behavior, including substance abuse and disorders affecting children and youth in educational and counseling settings.
  
  • EPCE 5366 - Dysfunctional Behavior of Adults

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: EPCE 5364 , EPCE 5365 , and either EPCE 5353  or EPCE 5358 . Advanced analysis of dysfunctional behavior, diagnosis criteria and tools, and mental and emotional disorders in educational and counseling settings.
  
  • EPCE 5367 - Marriage and Family Counseling for Professional Counselors

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Theory and practice of marriage and family counseling for licensed professional and school counselors.
  
  • EPCE 5369 - Seminar in Counseling

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. A critical investigation of counseling topics related to school and clinical mental health agencies. May be repeated as topic varies.
  
  • EPCE 5370 - Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    An investigation of legal and ethical issues in the counseling profession. Focus on schools and clinical mental health agencies.
  
  • EPCE 5371 - Counseling Diverse Populations for Licensed Professional Counselors

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Overview of counseling theory as it applies to diverse groups including gender, geriatric, racial, ethnic, and exceptionality issues.
  
  • EPCE 5372 - Addictions: An Overview for School and Mental Health Counselors

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Overview of addictions theory, issues, and practice. The course’s focus is on clinical mental health and school counseling.
  
  • EPCE 5373 - Advanced Addictions Counseling

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Screening, assessment, diagnosis, and counseling techniques used in treatment of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders for counselors in school and clinical mental health agencies.
  
  • EPCE 5374 - Techniques of Counseling II

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: EPCE 5364 , EPCE 5357 , and either EPCE 5353  or EPCE 5358 . An overview of advanced counseling techniques.
  
  • EPCE 5375 - Counselor Supervision

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Counselor practicum or consent of instructor. Provides an overview of counselor supervision and coursework for the Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor.
  
  • EPCE 5376 - Assessment for Professional Counselors

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Assessment principles for professional counselors in both clinical and school settings.
  
  • EPCE 5377 - Crisis Intervention Counseling

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: EPCE 5364  and EPCE 5357 . Analysis and application of short-term counseling intervention strategies in trauma and crisis situations, with special attention to emergency preparedness.
  
  • EPCE 6001 - Advanced Study of Special Topics in Counselor Education

    V1-6 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and admission to doctoral program in counselor education. An organized course to foster in-depth study of a current topic in counselor education. Course work will focus on one major current topic. May be repeated for credit.
  
  • EPCE 6094 - Doctoral Internship in Counseling

    V1-3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: EPCE 6360  and EPCE 6366 . Supervised employment or field experience in a school or clinical mental health agency setting. May be repeated for credit. Students cannot enroll in more than 3 hours of this course each semester.
  
  • EPCE 6335 - Advanced Counseling Theory and Techniques

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: EPCE 5357 , EPCE 5364 , and admission to doctoral program in counseling. Analysis of major approaches to counseling with integration of the techniques in clinical practice.
  
  • EPCE 6350 - Doctoral Seminar in Counseling

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Special topics in counseling covering both research and practice. May be repeated for credit.
  
  • EPCE 6354 - Advanced Theory and Practice of Group Leadership

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: EPCE 5354 , EPCE 5364 , or consent of instructor. Survey of major theoretical paradigms and their application in leading small groups. Supervised practice to integrate theory and application.
  
  • EPCE 6360 - Advanced Practicum in Counseling

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: Admission to Graduate School, admission to the counseling program, completion of all EPCE 5000-level practica, and consent of instructor. Supervised laboratory and field experience in schools and clinical mental health agencies. Emphasis on integration of theory and practice. May be repeated for credit with the instructor’s consent.
  
  • EPCE 6366 - Advanced Supervision in Counselor Education

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: Admission to the Graduate School, admission to the Ph.D. counseling program, completion of all EPCE 5000- level practica, EPCE 6360  and EPCE 6335 , or consent of instructor. Emphasis on supervision theory, training, and experience in the supervision of counselors.
  
  • EPCE 7000 - Research

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

    V1-12 Semester Credit Hours

Educational Psychology (Undergraduate Courses)

  
  • EPSY 2301 - iGeneration: Living and Learning on the Internet

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Examines how the Internet transforms our social behavior and how we learn. Fulfills core Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement.
  
  • EPSY 3331 - Adolescent Development: Applications for Middle-Level Classrooms

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Study of physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development of and environmental influences on the development of young adolescents.
  
  • EPSY 3380 - Introduction to Educational Statistics

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Emphasizes descriptive and basic inferential statistics on univariate measures for analyzing educational data and how certain variables lead to and are related to changes in others.
  
  • EPSY 4000 - Quantitative Methods

    V3-9 Semester Credit Hours
    Enhances skills in research methodology, data analysis, and statistical inference and prepares students for graduate school.
  
  • EPSY 4381 - Intermediate Educational Statistics

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Methods of educational research. Methods of obtaining, processing, interpreting, and using significant educational data.
  
  • EPSY 4383 - Data Management and Processing in R

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Introduces students to the R programming language. Covers data management, data structures, programming, graphics and basic statistical analysis.

Educational Psychology (Graduate Courses)

  
  • EPSY 5093 - Internship in Education

    V1-6 Semester Credit Hours
    Supervised internships in applied educational settings.
  
  • EPSY 5310 - Philosophy of Education

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Major western social philosophies and their application to the field of education in the United States.
  
  • EPSY 5312 - Philosophy of Qualitative Research

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Study in philosophical perspectives informing qualitative research and their applications in educational research.
  
  • EPSY 5314 - History of Education

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    A study of the development of Western education with emphasis on pedagogical leaders and reformers.
  
  • EPSY 5323 - Cultural Foundations of Education

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Analysis of linkages between school and community with special reference to the impact of the selection and allocation functions of schooling on minority groups.
  
  • EPSY 5330 - Motivation in Educational Settings

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Reviews various theories in motivation and their applications in education with an emphasis on the cognitive perspective of motivational processes.
  
  • EPSY 5331 - Human Development in Education

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Interrelationships of social and psychological development through the lifecycle and implications for teaching and learning.
  
  • EPSY 5332 - Educational Psychology and Learning

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Emphasis on the application of educational psychological principles to learning at all levels.
  
  • EPSY 5333 - Adolescent Learners

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Environmental, social, developmental, and cognitive factors influencing learning in adolescence; application of learning theory to classroom environment and instructional design for adolescent learners.
  
  • EPSY 5340 - History and Systems in Educational Psychology

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Study of the history and philosophies undergirding educational psychology. Includes examinations of emergent problems as they apply to school and educational psychology.
  
  • EPSY 5349 - Seminar in Educational Psychology

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Research analysis and synthesis in the field of educational psychology. May be repeated for credit.
  
  • EPSY 5356 - Educational and Psychological Assessment and Decision Making

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Analysis and administration of techniques and measures used in the practice of school psychology.
  
  • EPSY 5360 - Practical Educational Program Evaluation

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Emphasis on providing knowledge and skills related to understanding and evaluating the effectiveness of educational programs.
  
  • EPSY 5370 - Seminar in Institutional Research and Institutional Effectiveness

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Seminar exploring the foundations of institutional research and institutional effectiveness using case studies and educational psychology theories.
  
  • EPSY 5379 - Introduction to Educational Research

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Introduction to the nature of research and its relationship to educational thought and practice. Focus on preparing research consumer.
  
  • EPSY 5380 - Introduction to Educational Statistics

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    An introductory course in statistics with major emphasis on univariate measures for analyzing educational data.
  
  • EPSY 5381 - Intermediate Educational Statistics

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: EPSY 5380  or STAT 5302 . Topics include multiple regression, analysis of variance and covariance, multiple comparison tests, and additional non-parametric tests.
  
  • EPSY 5382 - Qualitative Research in Education

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Study in theoretical perspectives informing qualitative research in education including relevant issues and methodological criteria.
  
  • EPSY 5383 - Data Analysis With Statistical Software

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Hands-on analysis of quantitative educational data using statistical software.
  
  • EPSY 5385 - Foundations of Educational Research

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Methods of educational research; methods of obtaining, processing, interpreting, and using significant educational data.
  
  • EPSY 5389 - Individual Intelligence Testing

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Use of individual appraisal instruments and techniques (WJ III, WISC IV) in educational evaluation of children, youth, and adults.
  
  • EPSY 5390 - Ethics, Standards, and Best Practices in School Psychology

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Analysis of ethics, APA and NASP standards, and legislations, including IDEA, Section 504, and case law relevant for practice in settings in which school psychologists work.
  
  • EPSY 5391 - Assessment and Intervention in Schools

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Assessment, evidence-based intervention development and implementation, and progress monitoring to promote social-emotional functioning, mental health, academic skills, and learning in schools.
  
  • EPSY 5392 - Practicum in School Psychology

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Field-based integrative experience for school psychology students. Includes opportunities to learn and practice skills in assessment, intervention, consultation, and counseling. May be repeated.
  
  • EPSY 5395 - Consultation in Schools

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Practical application of consultation theory, models, and interventions to school-based issues to promote positive social and academic development and good mental health.
  
  • EPSY 6000 - Master’s Thesis

    V1-6 Semester Credit Hours
  
  • EPSY 6100 - Professional Seminar in Educational Psychology

    1 Semester Credit Hours
    This course will orient EPSY Ph.D. students to the field of educational psychology, scholarly bodies of work, and program faculty and their research agendas.
  
  • EPSY 6301 - Structural Equation Modelings

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: EPSY 5381  or consent of instructor. Study of multivariate techniques for analyzing educational data, including such topics as factor analysis and structural equation modeling.
  
  • EPSY 6302 - Survey Research in Education

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    The design and implementation of survey methodology in educational settings. Coverage of sampling techniques. Questionnaire design, analysis of data, and strategies for dissemination of findings to specific audiences.
  
  • EPSY 6303 - Educational Measurement

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: EPSY 5356  and EPSY 6301 . Study of psychometric theory, test and instrument development, and use of standardized instruments in educational research.
  
  • EPSY 6304 - Qualitative Research Methods

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: EPSY 5382 . Study of qualitative methods used in educational research. Includes application and problems.
  
  • EPSY 6305 - Qualitative Data Analysis in Education

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Study of methods used in the analysis of data gathered through qualitative research methods and of ways of reporting these research findings.
  
  • EPSY 6306 - Longitudinal Data Analysis

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: EPSY 6301  or consent of instructor. Study of techniques for analyzing longitudinal data, including panel designs and growth curve designs. Analyses may include longitudinal structural equation modeling, latent growth curve modeling, and advanced longitudinal techniques.
  
  • EPSY 6307 - Case Study Research in Education

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Study in design methods, issues, and applications of case study research in education.
  
  • EPSY 6332 - Advanced Educational Psychology

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Emphasis on the research and theories of educational psychology and the evaluation and synthesis of psychology theories.
  
  • EPSY 6349 - Doctoral Seminar in Educational Psychology

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to doctoral program. Several topics in research and analysis in educational psychology. May be repeated for credit.
  
  • EPSY 6385 - Causal Inference in Research

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: EPSY 5381  or consent of instructor. Threats to causal inference and how experimental and quasi-experimental research designs and analytic strategies address these threats.
  
  • EPSY 7000 - Research

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

    V1-12 Semester Credit Hours

English as a Second Language (Graduate Courses)

  
  • ESL 5301 - Advanced Writing for International Students

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Focusing on advanced writing projects, the preparation of theses and dissertations, and the preparation of research for publication. May be repeated once.
  
  • ESL 5305 - Academic Listening Skills

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Teaches listening, note-taking, interrogative and verbal skills to students who are non-native speakers of English. May be repeated once.
  
  • ESL 5310 - Spoken English Fluency

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Foundation of English-speaking fluency and pronunciation for international teaching assistant candidates. May be repeated once.
  
  • ESL 5312 - Academic Communication for International Teaching Assistants

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Communicating in U.S. academic classrooms for international teaching assistants.
  
  • ESL 5315 - Academic Writing

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prepares non-native speakers of English for graduate-level academic writing. May be repeated once.

STEM Education (Graduate Courses)

  
  • ESTM 6370 - Research in STEM Education

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Survey of research in science, mathematics, engineering, and/or technology education.
  
  • ESTM 6371 - Effective Policy Advocacy in STEM Education

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    A P1 conceptual development course that focuses on knowledge and understanding of effective advocacy avenues for STEM education issues and current progressive STEM education reform efforts at the local, regional, national, and international levels.
 

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