May 26, 2024  
University Catalog 2021-2022 
    
University Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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.

NOTES:

  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 www.regents.state.la.us/ 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 (https://regents.la.gov/master-course-articulation/).

 

First Year Experience

  
  • FYE 100: The Experience

    1 Semester Credit Hours . 0-1-1 Utilizes an interdisciplinary experience by focusing on 21st century skills. Application experiences in communication, critical thinking and collaborative environments while engaging in University culture.

Food and Nutrition

  
  • FNU 103: Human Nutrition/Weight Control

    1 Semester Credit Hours . 0-1-1 (3) Weight management strategies based on based on recommended nutrients, behavior modification and energy balance. Pass/Fail
  
  • FNU 201: Food Cost Accounting

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3 This course focuses on controlling foodservice costs topics and overviews the fundamental knowledge of financial management, managerial accounting, and operational cost controls for foodservice professionals.
  
  • FNU 203: Basic Human Nutrition

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3 Functions of various nutrients and their interrelationships in children and adults with emphasis on personal food habits and selection.
  
  • FNU 210: Introduction to the Nutrition Professions

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3 An introduction to the nutrition and dietetics professions including foods and foodservice management.  Topics include ethics, standards of practice and professional performance, and trends.
  
  • FNU 220: Life Cycle Nutrition

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3 Prerequisite FNU 203   Evaluation of variations in nutrition requirements in all stages of the life cycle, including prenatal, infant, childhood, adolescent, adult, and geriatric nutrition.
  
  • FNU 232: Basic Food Science

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 3-2-3 Use of food science principles in food selection and preparation procedures. Introduction to food science research.
  
  • FNU 253: Sports Nutrition

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3 Nutrient needs and food related issues in exercise for wellness and training for competitive athletes.
  
  • FNU 263: Cultural Foods

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3 Examination of local, regional, and world cultural factors that influence food preparation and consumption.
  
  • FNU 299: Research for Nutrition Professionals

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3 An introduction to the food and nutrition research methods processes, including proposal development, data analysis, study conclusions, and computer applications.
  
  • FNU 302: Quantity Foods Field Experience

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 4-2-3 Prerequisite FNU 232   and FNU 201  or any Accounting course.

      Equipment and production in the food service industry, field experience in food service facilities.

  
  • FNU 350: Current Topics in Nutrition

    3(9) Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3(9) Prerequisite FNU 203   An in-depth study of current topics and trends in human nutrition.

     

  
  • FNU 402: Human Nutrition Biochemistry I

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3 Prerequisite FNU 203 , BISC 227 , and CHEM 121 . Food sources and utilization of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats in humans.
  
  • FNU 403: Community Nutrition

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3 Prerequisite FNU 203  AND FNU 220 . Prevention and treatment of nutrition problems common to individuals, families, and communities. Includes survey of federal, state, and local nutrition programs for various age groups.
  
  • FNU 404: Human Nutrition Biochemistry II

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3 Prerequisite FNU 402  Food sources and utilization of Vitamins, minerals, and water in humans.
  
  • FNU 412: Advanced Food Science

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 3-2-3 Prerequisite FNU 232  or CHEM 121  Study of the chemical and physical nature of foods. Individual investigations of selected problems.
  
  • FNU 414: Nutrition Assessment

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 3-2-3 Corequisite FNU 402 . Planning, implementation, and evaluation of nutrition needs and provision of individualized client care.
  
  • FNU 423: Medical Nutrition Therapy I: Diabetes, Cancer, and Heart Disease

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 3-2-3 Prerequisite FNU 402  and FNU 414 . Medical nutrition therapy for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, food allergies, and AIDS.
  
  • FNU 443: Medical Nutrition Therapy II: Gi, Renal Disease, and Nutrition Support

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 3-2-3 Prerequisite FNU 423 . Enteral and parenteral nutrition; medical nutrition therapy for gastrointestinal, liver, and kidney diseases.
  
  • FNU 463: Medical Nutrition Therapy III: Clinical Applications

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 3-2-3 Corequisite FNU 443 . Structured experiences in nutrition and dietetics to develop assessment, interviewing, and nutrition education skills.
  
  • FNU 472: Food Systems Management

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3 Prerequisite FNU 302 . Study of the principles of organization and management applied to institutional food service.
  
  • FNU 503: World Nutrition Problems

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3 A study of world wide nutritional problems with special emphasis on recent research and contributing factors. Open to non-majors.
  
  • FNU 504: Research Methods

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3 Techniques and principles of design for research in nutrition and dietetics.

     

  
  • FNU 506: Non-thesis Research Project

    1-3 (3) Semester Credit Hours . 0-0-1 to 3(3) Prerequisite HEC 504  or FNU 504  or HIM 505 , and completion of at least 27 hours toward graduate plan of study.

      Requires completion of a directed research study and satisfactory completion of an oral defense/exam.

     

  
  • FNU 520: Advanced Life Cycle Nutrition

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3 A chronological approach to factors that influence nutritional requirements during various stages of human growth and development.

     

  
  • FNU 523: Recent Advances in Nutrition

    3 (12) Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3 (12) Current developments in normal nutrition, nutrition assessment, and diet therapy.
  
  • FNU 527: Adult Weight Management

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3 A study of current nutrition guidelines for weight management.
  
  • FNU 528: Nutritional Management of Cardiovascular Disease

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3 The role of diet in the prevention, development, and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
  
  • FNU 529: Nutritional Mgt of Diabetes

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3 Study of issues related to diabetes including assessment and the role of diet in diabetes management.
  
  • FNU 531: Nutrition and Renal Disease

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3 A study of nutritional issues related to renal disease.
  
  • FNU 532: Nutrition and Aging

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3 A study of the nutritional issues related to the aging process.
  
  • FNU 543: Nutrition and Worksite Wellness

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3 The role of wellness programs in community and clinical settings, including assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs.
  
  • FNU 547: Childhood Weight Issues and Mgt

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3 A comprehensive overview of the pediatric obesity epidemic, and the most resent recommendations regarding screening, assessment, and treatment for overweight youths.
  
  • FNU 548: Applied Dietetics

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3 Corequisite FNU 492  Applications of nutrition assessment techniques and food systems management principles for use in dietetics and nutrition service settings.
  
  • FNU 551: Research & Thesis in Nutrition

    3 (6) Semester Credit Hours . 0-0-3 or 6(6) Prerequisite HEC 504  or FNU 504   Registration in any quarter is for 3 semester hours or multiples thereof.  Maximum credit applicable towards the degree is 6 semester hours.

     

  
  • FNU 562: Topics in Food Service Management

    3 (9) Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3 (9) An in-depth study of current topics and trends in food service management. May be repeated for credit with change in topic.
  
  • FNU 563: Applied Sports Nutrition

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3 Integrates scientific-evidenced based nutrition research with principles of exercise physiology; explains the role of key nutrients for adequate energy to support exercise training and optimum performance.

     

  
  • FNU 592: Intern in Nutrition-Dietetics

    1-6 (21) Semester Credit Hours . 4-0-1 to 6(21) Four quarter sequence of supervised experiences satisfying requirements to take registration exam for dietitians. Maximum of 3 hours will apply to MS degree.
  
  • FNU 592A: Intern in Nutrition-Dietetics

    1 Semester Credit Hours . 0-0-1(21) Four quarter sequence of supervised experiences satisfying requirements to take registration exam for dietitians. Maximum of 3 hours will apply to MS degree.
  
  • FNU 592B: Intern in Nutrition-Dietetics

    2 Semester Credit Hours . 0-0-2(21) Four quarter sequence of supervised experiences satisfying requirements to take registration exam for dietitians. Maximum of 3 hours will apply to MS degree.
  
  • FNU 592C: Intern in Nutrition-Dietetics

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-0-3(21) Four quarter sequence of supervised experiences satisfying requirements to take registration exam for dietitians. Maximum of 3 hours will apply to MS degree.
  
  • FNU 592D: Intern in Nutrition-Dietetics

    4 Semester Credit Hours . 0-0-4(21) Four quarter sequence of supervised experiences satisfying requirements to take registration exam for dietitians. Maximum of 3 hours will apply to MS degree.
  
  • FNU 592E: Intern in Nutrition-Dietetics

    5 Semester Credit Hours . 0-0-5(21) Four quarter sequence of supervised experiences satisfying requirements to take registration exam for dietitians. Maximum of 3 hours will apply to MS degree.
  
  • FNU 592F: Intern in Nutrition-Dietetics

    6 Semester Credit Hours . 0-0-6(21) Four quarter sequence of supervised experiences satisfying requirements to take registration exam for dietitians. Maximum of 3 hours will apply to MS degree.
  
  • FNU 598: Cert Completion Nutrition and Diet

    No Credit Semester Credit Hours . 0-0-0 Prerequisite Graduate Standing and Consent of the Dietetic Internship Director. Required for all students completing a Graduate Certificate Program in Nutrition and Dietetics. (Pass/Fail)

Foreign Languages

  
  • FLNG 101: Special Offering: Elem Lang 1

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3 Introduction to a foreign language not listed in other departmental offerings; emphasis on communicative competence for contemporary languages and on reading competence for classical languages.
  
  • FLNG 102: Special Offering: Elem Lang 2

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3 Prerequisite FLNG 101 . Introduction to a foreign language not listed in other departmental offerings; emphasis on communicative competence for contemporary languages and on reading competence for classical languages.
  
  • FLNG 201: Spec Offering: Intermed Lang 1

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3 Prerequisite FLNG 102  The more complex structures of a language not listed in other departmental offerings; emphasizes communicative competence for contemporary languages and reading competence for classical languages.
  
  • FLNG 202: Spec Offering: Intermed Lang 2

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3 Prerequisite FLNG 201  The more complex structures of a language not listed in other departmental offerings; emphasizes communicative competence for contemporary languages and reading competence for classical languages.
  
  • FLNG 203: Spec Offering: Intermed Lang 3

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3 Prerequisite FLNG 202  The more complex structures of a language not listed in other departmental offerings; emphasizes communicative competence for contemporary languages and reading competence for classical languages.
  
  • FLNG 489: Special Topics

    3 (6) Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3 (6) Prerequisite Advanced standing & permission of Dept. Head. Topic to be designated by the instructor. (G).
  
  • FLNG 494: Indep Studies-Foreign Languages

    1-3 (9) Semester Credit Hours . 0-0-1 to 3(9) Prerequisite Advanced standing & permission of Dept. Head Topics in foreign languages, literature and linguistics for independent study in the student’s curriculum specialty.
  
  • FLNG 494A: Indep Studies-Foreign Languages

    1 Semester Credit Hours . 0-0-1(9) Prerequisite Advanced standing & permission of Dept. Head Topics in foreign languages, literature and linguistics for independent study in the student’s curriculum specialty.
  
  • FLNG 494B: Indep Studies-Foreign Languages

    2 Semester Credit Hours . 0-0-2(9) Prerequisite Advanced standing & permission of Dept. Head Topics in foreign languages, literature and linguistics for independent study in the student’s curriculum specialty.
  
  • FLNG 494C: Indep Studies-Foreign Languages

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-0-3(9) Prerequisite Advanced standing & permission of Dept. Head Topics in foreign languages, literature and linguistics for independent study in the student’s curriculum specialty.

Foreign Studies

  
  • FSTU 101: Special Academic Studies

    1-3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-0-1 to 3(6) Special academic studies conducted in foreigh countries.
  
  • FSTU 101A: Special Academic Stu

    1 Semester Credit Hours . 0-0-1 Special academic studies conducted in foreigh countries.
  
  • FSTU 101B: Special Academic Stu

    2 Semester Credit Hours . 0-0-2 Special academic studies conducted in foreigh countries.
  
  • FSTU 101C: Special Academic Stu

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-0-3 Special academic studies conducted in foreigh countries.
  
  • FSTU 201: Special Academic Studies

    1-3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-0-1 to 3(6) Special academic studies conducted in foreign countries.
  
  • FSTU 201A: Special Academic Stu

    1 Semester Credit Hours . 0-0-1 Special academic studies conducted in foreign countries.
  
  • FSTU 201B: Special Academic Stu

    2 Semester Credit Hours . 0-0-2 Special academic studies conducted in foreign countries.
  
  • FSTU 201C: Special Academic Stu

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-0-3 Special academic studies conducted in foreign countries.
  
  • FSTU 301: Special Academic Studies

    1-3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-0-1 to 3(6) Special academic studies conducted in foreign countries.

     

  
  • FSTU 301A: Special Academic Stu

    . 0-0-1
  
  • FSTU 301B: Special Academic Stu

    . 0-0-2
  
  • FSTU 301C: Special Academic Stu

    . 0-0-3
  
  • FSTU 401: Special Academic Stu

    1-3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-0-1 to 3(6) Special academic studies conducted in foreign countries.
  
  • FSTU 401A: Special Academic Stu

    . 0-0-1
  
  • FSTU 401B: Special Academic Stu

    . 0-0-2
  
  • FSTU 401C: Special Academic Stu

    . 0-0-3
  
  • FSTU 501: Special Academic Studies

    1-3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-0-1 to 3(3) Special academic studies conducted in foreign countries.

     

  
  • FSTU 501A: Special Academic Studies

    . 0-0-1
  
  • FSTU 501B: Special Academic Studies

    . 0-0-2
  
  • FSTU 501C: Special Academic Studies

    . 0-0-3

Forestry

  
  • FOR 111: Intro To Forest and Wildlife Mgt

    2 Semester Credit Hours . 4-1-2 Survey of forest and wildlife habitat distribution, history, policies, management, and utilization.
  
  • FOR 200: Forest Measurements

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 4-2-3 Prerequisite MATH 100C  and MATH 100B , or greater. Principles of sampling and measuring trees, area, forest stands, growth, and land productivity.
  
  • FOR 201: Microcomputer Applications

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3 Introduction to microcomputers with specific applications in filing conventions, word processing, spreadsheets, electronic communications, and other topics.
  
  • FOR 202: Forest Fire

    2 Semester Credit Hours . 0-2-2 Fire; it’s role in ecosystems, use in management, and control.
  
  • FOR 220: Problems

    1-3 (6) Semester Credit Hours . 0-1-1 to 3(6) Special problems in forestry and wildlife conservation correlated with management of natural resources.

     

  
  • FOR 220A: Problems

    . 0-1-1(6)
  
  • FOR 220B: Problems

    . 0-2-2(6)
  
  • FOR 220C: Problems

    1-3 (6) Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3(6) Special problems in forestry and wildlife conservation correlated with management of natural resources.
  
  • FOR 230: Biology of Forest Plants

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3 Prerequisite BISC 101  OR BISC 130  The classification, structure, function, and basic physiological processes in principal forest plants.
  
  • FOR 231: Dendrology I

    1 Semester Credit Hours . 4-0-1 Prerequisite BISC 130  OR BISC 216 , OR FOR 230  OR WILD 230  The identification of woody plant species found in north central Louisiana using leaves, twigs, buds, fruit, flowers, and form.
  
  • FOR 232: Dendrology II

    1 Semester Credit Hours . 4-0-1 Prerequisite FOR 231  OR WILD 231  A continuation of Dendrology I with the identification of woody plant es found in north central Louisiana using leaves, twigs, buds, fruit, flowers, and form.
  
  • FOR 233: Forest Trees of North America

    1 Semester Credit Hours . 4-0-1 Plant classification, nomenclature, and silvics of important tree species native to North America.
  
  • FOR 241: Tech Latin America I

    1 Semester Credit Hours . 1-0-1 Prerequisite CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR Relationships between people, landscapes, and their associated natural resources. Topics include cultural awareness, history, sustainable development, ecotourism, deforestation and other related issues in Central America. Credit will not be given for FOR 241 if credit has been given for SOSC 241 . (IER)
  
  • FOR 242: Tech Latin America II

    2 Semester Credit Hours . 3-0-2 Prerequisite CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR Continuation of FOR 241  that includes travel portion of course sequence: Relationships between people, landscapes, and associated natural resource use from a firsthand international perspective. Credit will not be given for FOR 242 if credit is given for SOSC 242 . (IER)
  
  • FOR 300: Forest Soils

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 3-2-3 Prerequisite CHEM 100  or CHEM 120  or permission of instructor. Physical, chemical, and biological properties of forest soils and associated management problems with an emphasis on site productivity and sustainability.
  
  • FOR 301: Forestry Ecology

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 4-2-3 Prerequisite FOR 230  or WILD 230  and FOR 300  Ecological factors affecting the growth and development of trees and stands.
  
  • FOR 302: Silviculture

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 4-2-3 Prerequisite FOR 301  or BISC 313  or ENSC 313 . An in-depth study of practices used in forest stands to regenerate, cultivate, and harvest them.
  
  • FOR 306: Forest Measurements I

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 4-2-3 Prerequisite AGSC 320  or STAT 200  or QA 233  or PSYC 300  or equivalent statistics course Principles of sampling and measuring trees, area, forest stands, growth, and land productivity.
  
  • FOR 310: Forest Sustainability and Recreational Use

    2 Semester Credit Hours . 4-1-2 Practices and technuques that support sustainable forestry and recreational use of southern forests.
  
  • FOR 312: Forest Entomology

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-2-2 Prerequisite BISC 101  or BISC 130   Study of important insects affecting pine, hardwood, and urban trees in the South including a basic overview of insects in relation to the Animal Kingdom.
  
  • FOR 313: Forest Products Pathology

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 4-2-3 Prerequisite FOR 230  or WILD 230 . The important diseases of forests and forest products.
  
  • FOR 315: Forest Measurements II

    2 Semester Credit Hours . 4-2-3 Prerequisite FOR 200  

     

      Execution of forest surveys; techniques of growth measurement; determination of volume of trees and stands.

  
  • FOR 318: Forest Operations

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 3-2-3 Study of mechanized forest operations including all functions from timeber felling to delivery of product to mill. Logging safety. Machinery costs. Forest road engineering.
  
  • FOR 319: Forest Products Manufacturing

    1 Semester Credit Hours . 3-0-1 An in-depth look at the manufacturing processes used to produce the major forest products and tours of selected production facilities.
  
  • FOR 320: Field Silviculture

    2 Semester Credit Hours . 8-0-2 Prerequisite FOR 302 . The practice of silviculture field procedures used in the southern forest to regenerate and grow tree stands.
 

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