Apr 20, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 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.

 

PHYS - Physics (Undergraduate Courses)

   •  PHYS 1100 - Physics Laboratory Science
   •  PHYS 1171 - Physics Fieldwork
   •  PHYS 1304 - Physics: Basic Ideas and Methods
   •  PHYS 1401 - Physics for Non-Science Majors
   •  PHYS 1402 - Physics of Living Matter
   •  PHYS 1403 - General Physics I
   •  PHYS 1404 - General Physics II
   •  PHYS 1406 - Physics of Sound and Music
   •  PHYS 1408 - Principles of Physics I
   •  PHYS 2302 - Principles of Physics III: Intermediate Classical Mechanics
   •  PHYS 2305 - Computation for the Physical Sciences
   •  PHYS 2401 - Principles of Physics II
   •  PHYS 3000 - Undergraduate Research
   •  PHYS 3101 - Legacy Modern Physics Lab
   •  PHYS 3201 - Modern Physics Lab and Data Analysis
   •  PHYS 3301 - Principles of Physics IV: Introduction to Quantum Physics
   •  PHYS 3302 - Cosmophysics: The Universe as a Physics Lab
   •  PHYS 3304 - Intermediate Physics Laboratory
   •  PHYS 3305 - Electricity and Magnetism
   •  PHYS 3306 - Electricity and Magnetism
   •  PHYS 3400 - Fundamentals of Physics
   •  PHYS 3401 - Optics
   •  PHYS 4000 - Independent Study
   •  PHYS 4301 - Computational Physics
   •  PHYS 4302 - Statistical and Thermal Physics
   •  PHYS 4304 - Mechanics
   •  PHYS 4306 - Capstone Project
   •  PHYS 4307 - Quantum Mechanics I
   •  PHYS 4308 - Quantum Mechanics II
   •  PHYS 4309 - Solid State Physics
   •  PHYS 4312 - Nuclear and Particle Physics
   •  PHYS 4325 - Mathematical Methods in Physical Sciences I
   •  PHYS 4326 - Mathematical Methods in Physical Sciences II
   •  PHYS 4350 - Relativity
   •  PHYS 4371 - Physics as It Is Taught
   •  PHYS 4372 - Astronomy as It Is Taught
   •  PHYS 4373 - Math Modeling in Physics

PHYS - Physics (Graduate Courses)

   •  PHYS 5000 - Independent Study
   •  PHYS 5001 - Master's Internship
   •  PHYS 5101 - Seminar
   •  PHYS 5104 - Instructional Laboratory Techniques in Physics
   •  PHYS 5274 - Physics Pedagogy
   •  PHYS 5300 - Special Topics
   •  PHYS 5301 - Quantum Mechanics I
   •  PHYS 5302 - Quantum Mechanics II
   •  PHYS 5303 - Electromagnetic Theory
   •  PHYS 5304 - Solid State Physics
   •  PHYS 5305 - Statistical Physics
   •  PHYS 5306 - Classical Dynamics
   •  PHYS 5307 - Methods in Physics I
   •  PHYS 5308 - Molecular Biophysics
   •  PHYS 5309 - Methods in Biophysics
   •  PHYS 5311 - Nuclear Physics
   •  PHYS 5312 - Elementary Particle Physics
   •  PHYS 5322 - Computational Physics
   •  PHYS 5330 - Semiconductor Materials and Processing
   •  PHYS 5335 - Physics of Semiconductors
   •  PHYS 5336 - Device Physics
   •  PHYS 5371 - Conceptual Physics for Teachers
   •  PHYS 5372 - Astronomy for Teachers
   •  PHYS 5373 - Mathematical Modeling of the Physical World
   •  PHYS 5374 - Research Experience in Physics
   •  PHYS 6000 - Master's Thesis
   •  PHYS 6002 - Master's Report
   •  PHYS 6304 - Condensed Matter Physics
   •  PHYS 6305 - Statistical Mechanics II: Critical Phenomena
   •  PHYS 6306 - Advanced Electromagnetic Theory
   •  PHYS 6309 - Advanced Quantum Mechanics
   •  PHYS 6312 - Quantum Field Theory I
   •  PHYS 7000 - Research
   •  PHYS 8000 - Doctor's Dissertation