Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

In this section of the catalog, all courses taught at Arkansas Tech University are listed alphabetically by subject area. Courses fulfilling subject matter requirements in more than one area are cross-listed; e.g., the listing POLS(HIST) 4043 is offered for three semester hours of credit in either political science or history. For departmental write-ups and detailed curricula of programs of study, see the appropriate division of the preceding section.

Course numbers are to be interpreted as follows:

The first digit refers to the level of the course: 1-freshman, 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior; 0-designates a course that cannot be used to satisfy general education requirements nor provide credit toward any degree.

Normally, the middle two digits merely differentiate the course from others and have no meaning for the student, and the last digit refers to the number of hours of credit allowed for the course. Exceptions to this include internships, externships, practicums and variable credit classes where hours earned can be 10 or more. In these cases, the last two numbers refer to the number of hours of credit allowed for the course.

Typically an hour of credit requires one hour of classroom work per week for the duration of a semester.

(ACCT) Accounting
(AGAS) Agricultural Animal Science
(AGBU) Agricultural Business and Economics
(AGED) Agricultural Education
(AGEG) Agricultural Engineering/Mechanization
(AGLE) Agricultural Leadership
(AGPM) Agricultural Pest Management
(AGPS) Agricultural Plant Science
(AGSS) Agricultural Soil Science
(AHS) Allied Health Science
(AMST) American Studies
(ANTH) Anthropology
(ART) Art
(BDA) Business Data Analytics
(BIOL) Biology
(BLAW) Business Law
(BUAD) Business Administration
(CHEM) Chemistry
(CHIN) Chinese
(CSP) College Student Personnel
(COMS) Computer and Information Science
(CJ) Criminal Justice
(CUL) Culinary
(DE) Driver Education
(ECE) Early Childhood Education - Associate Degree Program
(ECED) Early Childhood Education - Bachelor Degree Program
(ECON) Economics
(EDMD) Educational Media
(ELED) Elementary Education
(ELEG) Electrical Engineering
(EAM) Emergency Administration and Management
(ENGL) English
(FIN) Finance
(FW) Fisheries and Wildlife Science
(FR) French
(GEOG) Geography
(GEOL) Geology
(GER) German
(HLED) Health Education
(HIM) Health Information Management
(HIST) History
(HONR) University Honors
(HA) Hospitality Administration
(HUM) Humanities
(JPN) Japanese
(JOUR) Journalism
(LAT) Latin
(LBMD) Library Media
(MGMT) Management
(MKT) Marketing
(MATH) Mathematics
(MCEG) Mechanical Engineering
(MEDT) Medical Technology
(MLED) Middle Level Education
(MS) Military Science - ROTC
(MUSM) Museum
(MUS) Music
(MUS) Music - Musical Performance
(MUS) Music - Music Ensembles
(NUR) Nursing
(NURN) Nursing for Registered Nurses
(PHIL) Philosophy
(PE) Physical Education - Activities
(PE) Physical Education - Academic
(PHSC) Physical Science
(PHYS) Physics
(POLS) Political Science
(PS) Professional Studies
(PSY) Psychology
(READ) Reading
(RDNG) Reading - Elementary Education
(RP) Recreation and Park Administration - Coeducational Activities
(RP) Recreation and Park Administration - Academic
(RS) Rehabilitation Science
(SEED) Secondary Education
(SOC) Sociology
(SPAN) Spanish
(SPED) Special Education
(SPH) Speech
(TECH) University Orientation
(TH) Theatre
(VOBE) Vocational Business Education
(WS) Wellness Science - Activities
(WS) Wellness Science - Academic