Apr 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.

 

STEM Education (Graduate Courses)

  
  • ESTM 6372 - Applied Assessment in STEM Education

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    A P1 exploration of current issues related to assessment, multiple dimensions of assessment, and the processes of assessment in mathematics and science education.
  
  • ESTM 6373 - Advanced Theory of Inquiry in STEM Education

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Introduces interdisciplinary pedagogies, technological tools, instructional strategies, and appropriate assessments for designing and developing inquiry-based instructional and learning environments in science and mathematics classrooms.
  
  • ESTM 6374 - International STEM Education Assessment, Policy and Practice

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: EPSY 5381  and EDCI 6377 or instructor consent. Analysis and policy implications of international assessments of STEM education.
  
  • ESTM 6375 - Staff Development in STEM Education

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: EDCI 6378 or instructor consent. Principles of organizational change applied to STEM education.
  
  • ESTM 6377 - Global STEM Education

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Examines instructional methods to engage students in global STEM education.
  
  • ESTM 6378 - Applications of Global Science Education

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: EDCI 6377 or instructor consent. A supervised practicum in global STEM education.
  
  • ESTM 6379 - Applied Research in STEM Education

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    A P2 course that asks students to know, understand, evaluate, and apply through guided instructional framework the foundations and applications of qualitative and quantitative STEM education research methods.
  
  • ESTM 6380 - Advanced Practicum in Global STEM Education

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ESTM 6378 . Corequisite:ESTM 6379 . A supervised field experience in the institutionalization of global STEM education in a school setting.
  
  • ESTM 6393 - Advanced Practicum in STEM Education Policy Advocacy

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ESTM 6371 . A supervised practicum in advocacy for research-based STEM education policy.

Environment and the Humanities (Undergraduate Courses)

  
  • EVHM 1301 - The Natural History Tradition

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    An introduction to the field of nature writing. Field trip required. Special field trip fee.
  
  • EVHM 1302 - Introductory Fieldcraft: Nature as Text

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Development of field skills and interpretation of landscape. Weekly field trips and outside projects required. Special field trip fee.
  
  • EVHM 2302 - The Literature of Place

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    An introduction to the literature of place through a series of writing and reading workshops. Fulfills core Language, Philosophy, and Culture requirement.
  
  • EVHM 3300 - Research Methods: Writing the Natural World

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Writing for publication. A writing workshop in creative nonfiction focused on the relationship between people and nature. Field trips required. (Writing Intensive)
  
  • EVHM 3305 - Ecology

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    An introduction to the ecology of individuals, populations, and ecosystems. Special field trip fee. (Writing Intensive)
  
  • EVHM 3306 - Course Readings in Natural History

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    An exploration of contemporary writers whose focus is primarily the relationship of people with nature.
  
  • EVHM 3350 - Advanced Fieldcraft: Nature as Text

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    An advanced exploration of location. Research of literature, culture, and ecology of a region in preparation for immersion in a field experience. Field trip required.
  
  • EVHM 4300 - EVHM Senior Portfolio

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Proposal Approval. Individual project work under the guidance of a faculty member. (Writing Intensive)
  
  • EVHM 4302 - EVHM Summit Experience

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Field experience in Green River, UT. Students will develop leadership skills as they explore canyons. Fee required. Must be taken for Honors Summit credit.

Family and Consumer Sciences Education (Undergraduate Courses)

  
  • FCSE 2102 - Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences

    1 Semester Credit Hours
    For human sciences students only. Exploration of family and consumer sciences programs in traditional and nontraditional settings, including family and consumer sciences extension, adult education, business and community agencies, and public schools. Includes field experience.
  
  • FCSE 3301 - Foundations of Family and Consumer Sciences Education

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 2. 5 TTU GPA; C or better in FCSE 2102  (concurrent enrollment allowed), and application and/or admission to the Teacher Education Program. Introduction to programs in secondary schools and other settings. (Writing Intensive)
  
  • FCSE 3303 - Educational Processes in Family and Consumer Sciences Professions

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Designed for nonmajors. Focus on the teaching-learning process in professional settings outside the traditional classroom.
  
  • FCSE 3350 - Special Topics in Family and Consumer Sciences

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Study of a specific topic pertinent to the family and consumer sciences profession. May be repeated (different topics) for a maximum of 12 credit hours.
  
  • FCSE 4000 - Individual Study

    V1-6 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Instructor consent. May be repeated for credit.
  
  • FCSE 4012 - Student Teaching in Family and Consumer Sciences

    V1-12 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: C or better in FCSE 4306  and FCSE 4308 . Supervised teaching in an approved secondary family and consumer sciences program. (Writing Intensive)
  
  • FCSE 4302 - Professional Applications in Family and Consumer Sciences

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: C or better in FCSE 3301 . Methods of teaching family and consumer sciences content and skills in secondary classrooms. Includes roles and responsibilities of FCS teachers through field experience and observation in schools, participation in FCCLA and 4-H activities, and other professional development opportunities. (Writing Intensive).
  
  • FCSE 4304 - Instructional Management in Family and Consumer Sciences

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: C or higher in FCSE 4306 , FCSE 4308 . Corequisite: FCSE 4012 . Principles and procedures for managing the family and consumer sciences classroom. Designed to support the student teaching experience.
  
  • FCSE 4306 - Career Preparation in Family and Consumer Sciences

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: C or better in FCSE 4302 . Application of family and consumer sciences knowledge and skills in career preparation programs. Includes state and federal requirements regarding work-based learning and safety.
  
  • FCSE 4307 - Internship in Family and Consumer Sciences

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 2. 5 TTU GPA; C or better in FCSE 3303  or FCSE 4302  or FCSE 4325 . Supervised experiences in family and consumer sciences positions in extension, business, or related areas. May be repeated once for credit.
  
  • FCSE 4308 - Research and Evaluation in Family and Consumer Sciences

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: C or better in FCSE 3303  or FCSE 4302 . Introduction to methods of research and evaluation in family and consumer sciences. Includes practical applications.
  
  • FCSE 4325 - U.S. Family Issues and Social Action

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: 2. 5 TTU GPA; C or better in ENGL 1302 ; junior or senior standing. Designed to help students critically examine private and public family and related community issues and appropriate social action in a democratic culture. (Writing Intensive)

Family and Consumer Sciences Education (Graduate Courses)

  
  • FCSE 5118 - Seminar

    1 Semester Credit Hours
    May be repeated for credit.
  
  • FCSE 5301 - Administration in Family and Consumer Sciences Education Professions

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Administration of family and consumer sciences programs with emphasis on leadership development in a variety of settings.
  
  • FCSE 5302 - Curriculum Development in Family and Consumer Sciences Education

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Development of family and consumer sciences programs for secondary schools, junior and senior colleges, and extension programs. Focus on theories of curriculum and recent trends affecting family and consumer sciences programs.
  
  • FCSE 5303 - Evaluation in Family and Consumer Sciences Education

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Assessment of individual achievement in all subject areas in family and consumer sciences. Development of instruments and interpretation of data assessments.
  
  • FCSE 5304 - Techniques of Research in Family and Consumer Sciences Education

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Methods of research in family and consumer sciences, including research design, proposal development, data collection and analysis, interpretation and reporting of results, and evaluation of published research.
  
  • FCSE 5307 - Techniques of Supervision in Family and Consumer Sciences Education

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Methods and theories of supervision in family and consumer sciences educational settings.
  
  • FCSE 5309 - Career Education Programs in Family and Consumer Sciences

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Teaching methods in family and consumer sciences career preparation programs. Includes state and federal requirements regarding work-based learning and safety.
  
  • FCSE 5311 - Problems in Family and Consumer Sciences Education

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    May be repeated for credit.
  
  • FCSE 5341 - History and Philosophy of Family and Consumer Sciences Education

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Historical, philosophical, and legislative bases of family and consumer sciences education. Consideration of current and future roles of family and consumer sciences education in secondary, post-secondary, higher education, and other areas.
  
  • FCSE 5342 - Contemporary Adult and Continuing Education in Family and Consumer Sciences Education

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Development and administration of adult and continuing education programs in family and consumer sciences. Emphasis on professional development, career redirection, and lifelong learning.
  
  • FCSE 5344 - Internship in Family and Consumer Sciences Education

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Supervised experiences in family and consumer sciences positions in extension, business, secondary schools, or related areas. May be repeated for credit.
  
  • FCSE 5350 - Special Topics in Family and Consumer Sciences Education

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Study of a specific topic pertinent to the family and consumer sciences education profession. May be repeated (different topics) for a maximum of 12 hours credit.
  
  • FCSE 5355 - Advanced Teaching Methods in Family and Consumer Sciences Education

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Application of theories of learning and human development to the selection of teaching strategies and instructional resources for FCS. Content includes long-range instructional planning, classroom management, laboratory management, student assessment, program evaluation, FCCLA, and models of teaching.
  
  • FCSE 6000 - Master’s Thesis

    V1-6 Semester Credit Hours
  
  • FCSE 6307 - Professional Issues in Family and Consumer Sciences Education

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Social, economic, and environmental issues impacting society and the response of family and consumer sciences professionals in higher education. May be repeated for credit.
  
  • FCSE 6343 - University Teaching in Human Sciences

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Synthesis and analysis of innovative educational strategies, humanistic evaluation, and faculty role in program governance.
  
  • FCSE 7000 - Research

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

    V1-12 Semester Credit Hours

Food Science (Undergraduate Courses)

  
  • FDSC 2300 - Principles of Food Technology

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    TCCNS: AGRI1329 Basic information necessary to understand technological aspects of modern industrial food supply systems. A fundamental background in food classification, modern processing, and quality control. F, S, SS.
  
  • FDSC 2302 - Elementary Analysis of Foods

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Basic laboratory practice in food product testing. Should have had a course in chemistry or other lab science.
  
  • FDSC 3100 - Food Science Seminar

    1 Semester Credit Hours
    Information to prepare students to function in a competitive work environment or professional/graduate school.
  
  • FDSC 3301 - Food Microbiology

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: MBIO 3400  or MBIO 3401  or permission of instructor. Study of method for preservation of food with respect to control of microbiological growth and activity. (Writing Intensive) S, even years.
  
  • FDSC 3302 - Advanced Food Analysis

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: CHEM 3305 , CHEM 3105 , FDSC 2302 , or permission of instructor. Study of laboratory techniques fundamental to establishing the nutritional value and overall acceptance of foods. Investigation of food constituents and methods used in their analysis. (Writing Intensive) F, even years.
  
  • FDSC 3303 - Food Sanitation

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Principles of sanitation in food processing and food service applications. Chemical, physical, and microbiological basis of sanitation. Equipment and food product care. F, S, and SSII.
  
  • FDSC 3304 - Fruit and Vegetable Processing

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Practice in preserving fruits and vegetables. Suitable for nonmajors. F.
  
  • FDSC 3305 - Principles of Food Engineering

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: MATH 1320  and MATH 1321  or higher-level math. Provides students exposure in using food engineering principles for improving the commonly used unit operations in the food processing industry.
  
  • FDSC 3309 - Food Safety

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Food safety and sanitation in food manufacturing and/or processing. Topics include FDA and USDA regulations, HACCP principles, and good manufacturing practices. F.
  
  • FDSC 4001 - Food Science Problems

    V1-6 Semester Credit Hours
    Taught on an individual basis. May be repeated for credit with permission.
  
  • FDSC 4303 - Food Chemistry

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: CHEM 3305 , CHEM 3105  or permission of instructor. Chemical and physiochemical properties of food constituents. A comprehensive study of food components, their modification, and technology applications in food. (Writing Intensive) F, odd years.
  
  • FDSC 4304 - Field Studies in Food Processing and Handling

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Visits to food processing and handling facilities and discussions of operations. F.
  
  • FDSC 4306 - Dairy Products Manufacturing

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Physical and chemical characteristics of milk and milk products. Principles involved in processing dairy foods. S.
  
  • FDSC 4307 - Poultry Processing and Products

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Poultry meat and egg processing including functional properties, meat quality and value-added products.

Food Science (Graduate Courses)

  
  • FDSC 5210 - Grant Writing

    2 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Ph.D. program or consent of instructor. Development of grant proposals for submission to funding agencies. Agency identification, proposal development, budgets, project management and agency relations.
  
  • FDSC 5301 - Study in Food Microbiology

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Isolation and identification of organisms surviving process treatment of food products. Techniques in maintaining culture and shelf-life quality for fermented foods. Organized lecture and individualized laboratories. S, even years.
  
  • FDSC 5302 - Chemical and Instrumental Analyses of Agricultural Products

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Application of chemical, chromatographic, and spectroscopic methods in analysis of agricultural products. F, even years.
  
  • FDSC 5303 - Study in Food Chemistry

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Analysis of food components and changes in their characteristics due to processing treatments. Laboratory techniques in instrumental analysis. Organized lectures and individualized lab study. F, odd years.
  
  • FDSC 5304 - Rheological Properties of Food Materials

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Students will learn rheological properties of food and biomaterials as well as their applications in the food industry. Rheological characterizations of both solid and liquid foods will be covered.
  
  • FDSC 5307 - Topics in Food Science

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Students work on subjects of individual interest but opportunity is given for interaction with fellow students in the course. May be repeated for credit. F, S, SS.
  
  • FDSC 5309 - Current Topics in Food Microbiology

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Understand and discuss current topics in food microbiology. Focus on current scientific literature, current methodologies and data evaluation and interpretation. May be repeated for credit. F.
  
  • FDSC 5310 - Food Sanitation Management

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Food-borne pathogens and their control in a foodservice and retail setting. Topics include sanitation, food hygiene, FDA Model Food Code, and HACCP. Provides certification in applied food service sanitation management. F, S, SSII.
  
  • FDSC 5311 - Modeling Transport in Food and Biomaterials

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Modeling of transport processes for food and biomaterials using finite element method and commercial software. F.
  
  • FDSC 6000 - Master’s Thesis

    V1-12 Semester Credit Hours
  
  • FDSC 6001 - Supervised Teaching

    V1-3 Semester Credit Hours
    Supervised teaching experience at the university level.

Finance (Undergraduate Courses)

  
  • FIN 3319 - Personal Financial Management

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Broad coverage of personal financial management for business majors. Addresses issues in household finance, including saving, portfolio behavior, debt management, and analyzing financial choices.
  
  • FIN 3320 - Financial Management

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: C or better in ACCT 2300 , ECO 2302  or ECO 2305 , and a minimum cumulative 2. 75 Texas Tech GPA. Prerequisite or corequisite: C or better in ACCT 2301  and MATH 2345 . To declare a FIN major, student must make a B or better. Survey course in finance introducing topics in corporate finance investments and financial institutions.
  
  • FIN 3321 - Financial Statement Analysis

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: B or better in FIN 3320 . The analysis and interpretation of financial statement reports. Effective financial statement evaluation examined from the perspective of managers, investors, and creditors. Proforma statement development for effective financial management. (Writing Intensive)
  
  • FIN 3322 - Corporation Finance I

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: B or better in FIN 3320 . Topics include financial analysis, capital budgeting and source of funds.
  
  • FIN 3323 - Introduction to Financial Markets and Institutions

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: B or better in FIN 3320 . Introduction to the US financial system covering various financial markets and institutions and key instruments.
  
  • FIN 3324 - Investments

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: B or better in FIN 3320 . Overview of various investment media and markets associated with them. Emphasis on fundamental and technical analysis, sources of information, and the efficient markets concept.
  
  • FIN 3332 - Real Estate Fundamentals

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: C or better in FIN 3320 . Introduction to property law, finance, valuation, investment analysis and brokerage. Operations of the real estate market and the study of urban land use, including urban growth, city structure, and land use planning.
  
  • FIN 3334 - Real Estate Finance

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: B or better in FIN 3320 . Mechanisms of real estate financing, sources of funds and financial institutions, and government agencies. Fall only.
  
  • FIN 3336 - Principles of Insurance

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: C or better in FIN 3320 . Fundamentals of risk management and insurance, including the nature and treatment of pure loss exposures; legal principles; and property, liability, life and health insurance.
  
  • FIN 4182 - Internship in Business Administration

    1 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: At least 6 hours of professional courses to be determined by the area. Permits students to enhance their knowledge within their field of specialization through application of concepts, principles, and techniques learned in the classroom. Must be taken pass-fail.
  
  • FIN 4323 - Management of Financial Institutions

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: C or better in FIN 3321  and FIN 3323 . Operation and management policies of depository financial institutions. Commercial bank management is stressed. Examines internal operation, regulation, and supervision of institutions studied. Problems and cases.
  
  • FIN 4326 - Student-Managed Investment Fund

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: FIN 3321 , FIN 3324  and consent of instructor. Advanced application of the process of selecting securities as well as forming and managing a portfolio involving real money. Focus is on managing risk and return. May be repeated for credit.
  
  • FIN 4327 - Derivative Securities and Markets

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: C or better in FIN 3323  and FIN 3324 . Course studies risk allocation function of derivative financial securities and markets from the perspective of market users. It includes hedging and trading strategies, pricing relationships, and the roles of government/private regulation.
  
  • FIN 4328 - International Finance

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: C or better in FIN 3322  and FIN 3323 . A study of the international monetary system in its theoretical and institutional setting. The position of an individual business firm in conducting international trade; procedures in financing international transactions.
  
  • FIN 4329 - Fixed Income Analysis

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: C or better in FIN 3323  and FIN 3324 . Analysis of interest rates, fixed income valuation and fixed income risk management.
  
  • FIN 4330 - Corporate Finance II

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: C or better in FIN 3321  and FIN 3322 . Senior-level course that covers capital structure, raising capital, leasing, dividend policy, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, and corporate governance.
  
  • FIN 4331 - Finance Modeling

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: C or better in FIN 3322  and FIN 3324 . Exploration of Excel models for decision making in investments and financial management.
  
  • FIN 4333 - Real Estate Appraisal

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite or corequisite: C or better in FIN 3332  or FIN 3334 . Appraisal and valuation techniques applied to residential, commercial, and industrial property.
  
  • FIN 4335 - Real Estate Investments

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: B or better in FIN 3320 . Prerequisite or corequisite: C or better in FIN 3332 . The framework for urban real estate investment decisions by individuals and institutions.
  
  • FIN 4336 - Urban Land Development

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite or corequisite: C or better in FIN 3332  or FIN 3334 . The land conversion process including feasibility analysis, market and merchandising targets, site selection, design, construction, and financial analysis. Land use controls, planning, and environmental constraints.
  
  • FIN 4381 - Individual Problems in Finance

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: Senior standing, minimum 3. 0 TTU GPA, and instructor consent. Independent problem research under guidance of a faculty member.
  
  • FIN 4382 - Internship in Finance

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: Faculty advisor approval and at least 6 hours of professional courses (excluding core courses) to be determined by the area faculty. Permits students to apply the concepts, principles, and techniques learned in the classroom. Up to 3 hours of internships (with approval prior to employment) can be applied as a free elective toward a finance major. Must be taken pass-fail.
  
  • FIN 4383 - Special Topics in Finance

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Examination of specialized problems in such topics as working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, commodity and financial future investment, and small business finance. May be repeated once for credit as topic varies.
  
  • FIN 4385 - Senior Finance Seminar

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: B or better in FIN 3320 , senior standing, finance majors only. Must be taken in the last semester. Integrative experience that brings together the primary functional areas of finance: corporate, investments, institutions, and real estate.

Finance (Graduate Courses)

  
  • FIN 5219 - Financial Management Tools

    2 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites or corequisite: C or better in ACCT 5301  and ISQS 5345 . Time value of money; evaluation of financial performance; risk and return; and basic valuation models.
  
  • FIN 5320 - Financial Management Concepts

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: C or better in ACCT 5301  (concurrent enrollment allowed). Essential financial management concepts with applications to financial decision making in organizations. Special emphasis on cases and computer financial models.
  
  • FIN 5321 - Financial Management Case Analysis

    3 Semester Credit Hours
    Prerequisites: C or better in FIN 5320  or FIN 3322 ; admission to finance concentration in M.S. /B.A. program, or consent of instructor. In-depth analysis of financial decision-making in areas of capital budgeting, risk, capital structure, financial analysis, dividend policy, mergers, financial failure. Case studies and computer financial models are used.
 

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