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    Louisiana Tech University
  Feb 25, 2018
University Catalog 2017-2018

Course Descriptions

Courses are numbered as follows: freshmen, 100-level; sophomores, 200-level; juniors, 300-level; seniors, 400-level; graduate students, 500- & 600-level. Certain 400-level courses may be taken by graduate students for graduate credit; in such cases, graduate students complete additional research assignments to bring the courses up to graduate level rigor. The letter G in parentheses, (G), appears at the end of those 400-level undergraduate course descriptions which are approved for graduate level work. When taught for graduate credit, those courses are taught by Graduate Faculty. Only students admitted to the Graduate School may enroll in 500- & 600-level courses.

No credit is allowed in any curriculum for any course with a catalog number beginning with zero (0) (e.g. ENGL 099 ).

The numerical listing after each course title gives the following information: the first number represents lab hours per week; the second digit represents the number of 75-minute lecture periods per week; the third digit represents the semester credit hours earned for successful completion of the course. A few courses will have a fourth digit in parentheses. This means the course may be repeated for credit and the fourth digit designates the total amount of semester hour credit that may be earned including repetition of the course. Typically, these courses are research-, performance-, or project-oriented and found in the 300-, 400-levels (undergraduate student) or 500-, 600-levels (graduate student).

Some courses require the student to complete a prerequisite course or to secure special permission from faculty prior to enrolling in the course. These prerequisites are listed immediately after the numerical semester credit hour designations. Each student is responsible for complying with prerequisite course work requirements and special instructions.


  1. Courses designated with an asterisk * mean this course will be accepted for General Education Requirement (GER) transfer credit. A course MAY or MAY NOT be accepted as equivalent to or substitute for a course in a specific discipline or major. Please check the Board of Regents web site at and the school you are transferring to for additional information.
  2. Courses with the designation (IER) meet the Board of Regents International Education Requirement.
  3. Students with a Freshman or Sophomore classification are not eligible to register for 400-level (Senior) courses without the written approval of the Academic Dean (or the Dean’s designated representative) of the college responsible for that specific subject and course)
  4. Course offerings for each term are made available prior to Early Registration via the BOSS website (“Available Course Sections”) and in .pdf format on the Registrars website (Quarterly Schedule of Classes-The Racing Form). Quarterly offerings are subject to change to accommodate the needs of students.

Louisiana Common Course Numbering (LCCN).

Louisiana uses a statewide common course numbersing system “…to facilitate program planning and the transfer of students and course credits between and among institutions.” Faculty representatives from all of the public colleges and universities worked to articulate common course content to be covered for each course included on the Board of Regents Master Course Articulation Matrix. Beginning with General Education Requirements (GER), this initiative will continue with an eye toward expansion throughout the entire Matrix.

Each course is identified by a 4-Alpha character “rubric” (i.e. prefix or department abbreviation) and a four-digit number. Each 4-Alpha rubric begins with “C” to signify that it is a state “Common” number, followed by a standard discipline abbreviation so that when they are included in campus catalogs and web sites, its meaning will be clear. For example, “CMAT” is the standardized LCCN abbreviation for Mathematics courses included in the Statewide Course Catalog. Another example would be “CENL” for English courses.

The 4-Alpha character rubric is followed by four digits, each with their own positional meaning. The first digit of the course number denoteds the academic level of the course (1 = freshman/1st year; 2 = sophomore/2nd year). The second and third digits establish course sequencing and/or distinguish the course from others of the same level, credit value, and rubric. The fourth digit denotes the credit value of the course in semester hours. For example, CMAT 1213 College Algebra (Common, Mathematics, Freshman/1st year, articulated standard sequence 21, 3 semester hours, College Algebra); CENL 1013 English Composition I (Common, English, Freshman/1st year, articulated standard sequence 01, 3 semester hours, English Composition I.

All rubric/number course identifiers correspond to course descriptiors listed in the Statewide Course Catalog, published by the Louisiana Board of Regents with direct faculty input.The Statewide Course Catalog will comprise the academic courses for which there is statewide agreement among discipline faculty representatives as to the minimum course content to be covered so that a student completing the course will be ready for the next course for which it is a prerequisite in a sequence or curriculum. Louisiana Tech University courses that are part of the Statewide Common Course Catalog can be readily identified by the [LCCN: AAAA####] at the end of the course description.

The Master Course Articulation Matrix, and the Louisiana Statewide Common Course Catalogue can be found on the Louisiana Board of Regents website ( under the Academic Affairs menu option.)


Agricultural Science

   •  AGSC 301: Ethics in Agriculture and Natural Resources
   •  AGSC 320: Statistical Methods
   •  AGSC 411: Seminar
   •  AGSC 478: Cooperative Education Work Experience
   •  AGSC 478A: Cooperative Education Work Experience
   •  AGSC 478B: Cooperative Education Work Experience
   •  AGSC 478C: Cooperative Education Work Experience
   •  AGSC 478D: Cooperative Education Work Experience
   •  AGSC 478E: Cooperative Education Work Experience
   •  AGSC 478F: Cooperative Education Work Experience
   •  AGSC 478G: Cooperative Education Work Experience
   •  AGSC 478H: Cooperative Education Work Experience
   •  AGSC 478I: Cooperative Education Work Experience
   •  AGSC 516: Contemporary Topics
   •  AGSC 516A: Contemporary Topics
   •  AGSC 516B: Contemporary Topics
   •  AGSC 516C: Contemporary Topics
   •  AGSC 516D: Contemporary Topics
   •  AGSC 516E: Contemporary Topics
   •  AGSC 516F: Contemporary Topics

Air Force Aerospace Studies

   •  AFAS 125: Introduction to the U.S. Air Force (GMC)
   •  AFAS 126: U.S. Air Force Organization (GMC)
   •  AFAS 127: The U.S. Air Force Doctrine (GMC)
   •  AFAS 155: AFROTC Leadership Laboratory
   •  AFAS 156: AFROTC Leadership Laboratory
   •  AFAS 157: AFROTC Leadership Laboratory
   •  AFAS 225: The Development of Air Power I (GMC)
   •  AFAS 226: The Development of Air Power II (GMC)
   •  AFAS 227: The Development of Air Power III (GMC)
   •  AFAS 255: AFROTC Leadership Laboratory
   •  AFAS 256: AFROTC Leadership Laboratory
   •  AFAS 257: AFROTC Leadership Laboratory
   •  AFAS 331: Communications for The Air Force (POC)
   •  AFAS 332: Air Force Leadership (POC)
   •  AFAS 333: Military Management (POC)
   •  AFAS 351: AFROTC Leadership Laboratory
   •  AFAS 352: AFROTC Leadership Laboratory
   •  AFAS 353: AFROTC Leadership Laboratory
   •  AFAS 431: National Security Policy and Professionalism (POC)
   •  AFAS 432: Defense Strategy, Policy and Military Law (POC)
   •  AFAS 433: Regional Studies and Preparation for Active Duty (POC)
   •  AFAS 451: AFROTC Leadership Laboratory
   •  AFAS 452: AFROTC Leadership Laboratory
   •  AFAS 453: AFROTC Leadership Laboratory

Animal Science

   •  ANSC 111: Introduction To Animal Science
   •  ANSC 113: Introduction To Animal Science Laboratory
   •  ANSC 201: Introduction To Poultry Science
   •  ANSC 204: Livestock Evaluation
   •  ANSC 211: Introduction To Equine Science
   •  ANSC 220: Introduction To Horsemanship
   •  ANSC 222: Horse Behavior/Training
   •  ANSC 223: Horse Behavior/Training II
   •  ANSC 224: Introduction to Livestock Management
   •  ANSC 225: Special Problems in Animal Science
   •  ANSC 225A: Special Problems in Animal Sci
   •  ANSC 225B: Special Problems in Animal Sci
   •  ANSC 225C: Special Problems in Animal Sci
   •  ANSC 301: Principles of Animal Nutrition
   •  ANSC 309: Anatomy and Physiology of Animals
   •  ANSC 312: Animal Endocrinology
   •  ANSC 315: Meats
   •  ANSC 318: Physiology of Reproduction
   •  ANSC 340: Horse Evaluation
   •  ANSC 401: Animal Breeding
   •  ANSC 405: Applied Animal Nutrition
   •  ANSC 409: Animal Pathology
   •  ANSC 410: Beef Production
   •  ANSC 411: Horse Production
   •  ANSC 425: Special Problems in Animal Science
   •  ANSC 425A: Special Problems in Animal Science
   •  ANSC 425B: Special Problems in Animal Science
   •  ANSC 425C: Special Problems in Animal Science
   •  ANSC 440: Equine Farm Management
   •  ANSC 470: Veterinary Techniques

Applied and Natural Sciences

   •  ANS 189: Special Topics
   •  ANS 189A: Special Topics
   •  ANS 189B: Special Topics
   •  ANS 189C: Special Topics
   •  ANS 189D: Special Topics
   •  ANS 194: Special Topics
   •  ANS 194A: Special Topics
   •  ANS 194B: Special Topics
   •  ANS 194C: Special Topics
   •  ANS 194D: Special Topics
   •  ANS 289: Special Topics
   •  ANS 289A: Special Topics
   •  ANS 289B: Special Topics
   •  ANS 289C: Special Topics
   •  ANS 289D: Special Topics
   •  ANS 294: Special Topics
   •  ANS 294A: Special Topics
   •  ANS 294B: Special Topics
   •  ANS 294C: Special Topics
   •  ANS 294D: Special Topics
   •  ANS 389: Special Topics
   •  ANS 389A: Special Topics
   •  ANS 389B: Special Topics
   •  ANS 389C: Special Topics
   •  ANS 389D: Special Topics
   •  ANS 394: Special Topics

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