Course Descriptions

All undergraduate courses offered in the University are described on the following pages and are listed by subject and arranged alphabetically. Some of the new courses and changes in courses are included in this catalog pending their approval by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The course numbering scheme is as follows: 100-199, primarily open to freshmen; 200-299, primarily open to sophomores; 300-399, primarily open to juniors; 400-499, primarily open to seniors; 900-999, professional courses in veterinary medicine open to students who have been admitted to these programs.

Figures in parenthesis before the course title indicate the Texas Common Course Number(s). For a complete listing, see Appendix B . Figures in parentheses following the course title indicate the clock hours per week devoted to theory and practice, respectively. Theory includes recitations and lectures; practice includes work done in the laboratory, shop, drawing room or field. The unit of credit is the semester hour, which involves one hour of theory or from two to four hours of practice per week for one semester of 15 weeks. Roman numerals to the right of the credit indicate the semester in which it is usually offered—“I” for fall, “II” for spring and “S” for summer. When courses are cross-listed, credit cannot be received for both courses. Any course may be withdrawn from the session offerings in case the number of registrations is too small to justify offering the course.

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Accounting (ACCT)
Aerospace Engineering (AERO)
Aerospace Studies (AERS)
Africana Studies (AFST)
Agricultural Communications and Journalism (AGCJ)
Agricultural Economics (AGEC)
Agricultural Leadership and Development (ALED)
Agricultural Science (AGSC)
Agricultural Systems Management (AGSM)
Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of (AGLS)
Agronomy (AGRO)
American Studies (AMST)
Animal Science (ANSC)
Anthropology (ANTH)
Arabic (ARAB)
Architecture, College of (CARC)
Architecture (ARCH)
Art (ARTS)
Atmospheric Sciences (ATMO)
Bilingual Education Field Based (BEFB)
Biochemistry (BICH)
Bioenvironmental Sciences (BESC)
Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAEN)
Biology (BIOL)
Biomedical Engineering (BMEN)
Biomedical Science, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (BIMS)
Botany (BOTN)
George Bush School of Government and Public Service (BUSH)
Mays Business School (BUSN)
Chemical Engineering (CHEN)
Chemistry (CHEM)
Chinese (CHIN)
Civil Engineering (CVEN)
Classics (CLAS)
Communication (COMM)
Comparative Literature (COML)
Computer Science (CPSC)
Construction Science (COSC)
Dairy Science (DASC)
Dance Education (DCED)
Early Childhood Education (ECHE)
Early Childhood Education Field Based (ECFB)
Econometrics (ECMT)
Economics (ECON)
Education and Human Development, College of (CEHD)
Educational Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI)
Educational Human Resource Development (EHRD)
Educational Psychology (EPSY)
Educational Psychology Field Based (EPFB)
Educational Technology (EDTC)
Electrical Engineering (ECEN)
Engineering, Dwight Look College of (ENGR)
Engineering Design Graphics (ENDG)
Engineering Technology (ENTC)
English (ENGL)
Entomology (ENTO)
Environmental Design (ENDS)
Environmental Studies (ENST)
European Studies (EURO)
Film Studies (FILM)
Finance (FINC)
Food Science and Technology (FSTC)
Forensic and Investigative Sciences (FISC)
Forest Science (FRSC)
French (FREN)
Genetics (GENE)
Geography (GEOG)
Geology (GEOL)
Geophysics (GEOP)
Geosciences, College of (GEOS)
German (GERM)
Health (HLTH)
History (HIST)
Horticultural Sciences (HORT)
Humanities (HUMA)
Industrial Distribution (IDIS)
Industrial Engineering (ISEN)
Information and Operations Management (INFO)
Integrated Mathematics and Science (MASC)
Interdisciplinary Studies (INST)
International Business (IBUS)
International Studies (INTS)
Italian (ITAL)
Japanese (JAPN)
Journalism (JOUR)
Kinesiology (KINE)
Kinesiology Field Based (KNFB)
Land Development (LDEV)
Landscape Architecture (LAND)
Liberal Arts, College of (LBAR)
Linguistics (LING)
Management (MGMT)
Marketing (MKTG)
Mathematics (MATH)
Mechanical Enginerring (MEEN)
Mechanics and Materials (MEMA)
Microbiology (MICR)
Middle Grades Education (MIDG)
Middle Grades Education Field Based (MEFB)
Military Science (MLSC)
Modern Languages (MODL)
Molecular and Environmental Plant Sciences (MEPS)
Music (MUSC)
Naval Science (NVSC)
Nuclear Engineering (NUEN)
Nutritional Sciences (NUTR)
Ocean Engineering (OCEN)
Oceanography (OCNG)
Performance Studies (PERF)
Petroleum Engineering (PETE)
Philosophy (PHIL)
Physics (PHYS)
Plant Pathology (PLPA)
Political Science (POLS)
Portuguese (PORT)
Poultry Science (POSC)
Psychology (PSYC)
Rangeland Ecology and Management (RLEM)
Reading (RDNG)
Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences (RPTS)
Religous Studies (RELS)
Renewable Natural Resources, Institute of Renewable Natural Resources (RENR)
Russian (RUSS)
Safety Education (SAED)
Safety Engineering (SENG)
School of Military Sciences (SOMS)
Science, College of (SCEN)
Sociology (SOCI)
Spanish (SPAN)
Spatial Sciences (SPSC)
Special Education (SPED)
Special Education Field Based (SEFB)
Statistics (STAT)
Student Learning Center (STLC)
Teacher Education (TEED)
Teacher Education Field Based (TEFB)
Theatre Arts (THAR)
Urban and Regional Sciences (URSC)
Urban Planning (PLAN)
Veterinary Integrative Biosciences (VIBS)
Veterinary Large Animal Clinical Sciences (VLCS)
Veterinary Medicine—Interdisciplinary (VMID)
Veterinary Pathobiology (VTPB)
Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology (VTPP)
Veterinary Small Animal Clinical Sciences (VSCS)
Visual Studies (VIST)
Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences (WFSC)
Women’s Studies (WMST)
Zoology (ZOOL)