Aug 16, 2018  
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 ( 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.


Atmospheric Science (Graduate Courses)

   •  ATMO 5101 - Atmospheric Science Seminar
   •  ATMO 5301 - Individual Studies in Atmospheric Science
   •  ATMO 5302 - Weather, Climate, and Applications
   •  ATMO 5316 - Dynamics of Severe Storms
   •  ATMO 5319 - Boundary Layer Meteorology
   •  ATMO 5321 - Cloud and Precipitation Physics
   •  ATMO 5322 - Atmospheric Electricity
   •  ATMO 5327 - Radar Meteorology
   •  ATMO 5328 - Synoptic and Mesoscale Dynamics
   •  ATMO 5331 - Analysis of Geophysical Data Fields
   •  ATMO 5332 - Regional Scale Numerical Weather Prediction
   •  ATMO 5351 - Meteorological Data Acquisition and Instrumentation Systems
   •  ATMO 5353 - Meteorologic Field Experiments
   •  ATMO 6000 - Master's Thesis
   •  ATMO 7000 - Research