Apr 15, 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.


  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/).



  • THTR 454: Stage Movement: Pole Arms

    1 Semester Credit Hours . 3-1-1 Prerequisite Consent of Instructor Theatrical combat with the staff or pole-arm of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. (G)
  • THTR 455: Stage Movement:SmallswordandKnife

    1 Semester Credit Hours . 3-1-1 Prerequisite Consent of Instructor A performance class in the theatrical form of knife or smallsword fighting for the stage. (G)
  • THTR 460: Theatre Practicum II

    1 (3) Semester Credit Hours . 4-0-1(3) Advanced practical studio experience in the theatre in the areas technical and management. (Pass/Fail) (G)
  • THTR 472: Advanced Dramatic Writing

    3 (6) Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3 (6) Prerequisite THTR 371  or consent of instructor. Studies in the craft of dramatic writing with varying areas of concentration including research, adaptation, writing for the screen, stage, radio, Video, etc. (G)
  • THTR 490: Arts Management

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3 An overview of arts management in the fields of performing and Visual arts. Included are basic management principles, personal management, and organizational structures and procedures. (G)
  • THTR 491: Promotion

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 2-3-3 Study of promotional theory that enables students to design, produce and evaluate promotional campaigns for fine arts institutions and events. (G)

University Seminar

  • UNIV 090: Freshman Orientation - Summer

    . 0-0-0
  • UNIV 091: Transfer Orientation - Summer

    . 0-0-0
  • UNIV 093: Seminar: Bridge To Bulldogs

    . 0-0-0
  • UNIV 100: Orientation and Study Skills

    1 Semester Credit Hours . 0-0-1 Orients new students to the University and facilitates theidentification and application of practical study techniques and attitudes associated with college success; identification of goals, time management and scheduling.
  • UNIV 101: Academic Skills Enhancement

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 1-3-3 Required if Reading ACT score is less than or equal to 17. Orients new students to the University environment and builds reading and study skills fundamentals, which are essential for success in higher education.
  • UNIV 150: Mentoring Teens

    1 Semester Credit Hours . 0-2-1 Training students to be effective peer leaders/facilitators through the enhancement of leadership, engagement and listening strategies.
  • UNIV 200: Introduction to Career Development

    2 Semester Credit Hours . 0-2-2 Students will learn and develop the necessary skills to engage in life/career planning.  Focus will be on self-assessment, occupational exploration, and decision making.


  • UNIV 289: University Policies and Procedures

    . 0-1-1 to 3(3)
  • UNIV 289A: University Policies and Procedures

    . 0-0-1
  • UNIV 289B: University Policies and Procedures

    . 0-0-2
  • UNIV 289C: University Policies and Procedures

    . 0-0-3
  • UNIV 303: Career Planning

    2 Semester Credit Hours . 0-2-2 Students will explore career options, develop professional skills, and connect to job opportunities in their field of study.
  • UNIV 410: Graduation - BUS UG

    . 0-0-0
  • UNIV 420: Graduation - ANS UG

    . 0-0-0
  • UNIV 440: Graduation - EDU UG

    . 0-0-0
  • UNIV 460: Graduation - ES UG

    . 0-0-0
  • UNIV 480: Graduation - LA UG

    . 0-0-0
  • UNIV 489A: Professional Development

    . 0-0-1
  • UNIV 489B: Professional Development

    . 0-0-2
  • UNIV 489C: Professional Development

    . 0-0-3
  • UNIV 490: Career Assessment

    0 Semester Credit Hours . 0-0-0 Prerequisite Graduating undergraduate students only.

      Assesses the next destination plans, goals, preparedness of graduating undergraduate students and provides Career Center resources for those destinations.  No credit, No grade



  • UNIV 500: Univ. Policy/Procedures for TA’s

    0 Semester Credit Hours . 0-0-0 Designed to familiarize Teaching Assistants with Louisiana Tech University policies and procedures and how to comply with them.  (Pass/Fail)


  • UNIV 610: Graduation - BUS Grad

    . 0-0-0
  • UNIV 620: Graduation - ANS Grad

    . 0-0-0
  • UNIV 640: Graduation - EDU Grad

    . 0-0-0
  • UNIV 660: Graduation - ES Grad

    . 0-0-0
  • UNIV 680: Graduation - LA Grad

    . 0-0-0


  • UTCH 101: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching

    1 Semester Credit Hours . 0-1-1 An exploration of the teaching profession and the theory and practice of inquiry-based science and math instruction, with four hours of field work in an elementary school setting.  Credit will not be given for UTCH 101 if credit is given for EDCI 101.
  • UTCH 201: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design

    1 Semester Credit Hours . 0-1-1 A continuation of research based lesson plan development and implementation, with fifteen hours of field work in a middle school setting.  Credit will not be given for UTCH 201 if credit is given for EDCI 201.
  • UTCH 301: Knowing and Learning

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3 Survey of cognitive learning theories specifically related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) content.  Credit will not be given for UTCH 301 if credit is given for EDCI 301.
  • UTCH 302: Technology in the STEM Classroom

    1 Semester Credit Hours . 0-1-1 This course is designed to introduce instructional technology for teaching and learning in STEM content areas.


  • UTCH 407: Classroom Interactions

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3 Prerequisite UTCH 301  or EDCI 301   Examines multiple models of teaching, evaluating student understanding, equity and diversity issues in classroom teaching, and designing a sequence of secondary math/science lessons.  Credit will not be given for UTCH 407 if credit is given for EDCI 407.


  • UTCH 408: STEM Teaching Strategies

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 0-3-3 Prerequisite UTCH 407  or EDCI 407   Design full units of connected lessons through an intellectually challenging project-based instructional unit.  Credit will not be given for UTCH 408 if credit is given for EDCI 408.


  • WILD 314: Wildlife Habitat Eval and Mgmt

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 4-2-3 Habitat requirements, evaluation, and management for wildlife
  • WILD 347: Wildlife Techniques

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 4-2-3 Techniques used in the management of wildlife and their habitat, including capture, identification, and population estimation.
  • WILD 350: Wildlife Anatomy

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 4-2-3 An anatomical review of wild herpetofauna, birds, and mammals.


  • WILD 360: Wildlife Policy and Law

    1 Semester Credit Hours . 0-1-1 A review and discussion of policies, laws, and professional ethics that affect management of wildlife and wildlife habitat in the United States.
  • WILD 450: Biology of Wild Animals

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 4-2-3 Prerequisite BISC 130   A biological and ecological review of herpetofauna, mammals, and birds found in the southeastern United States.
  • WILD 480: Professional Practice

    3 Semester Credit Hours . 9-0-3 Prerequisite WILD 445  Integrated formulation, calculation, execution, and implementation of multiple-use forest resource management plans incorporating ethical, biological, quantitative, economic, social, and administrative constraints.

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