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2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Information

Courses of Instruction

Course Listings

All courses of instruction are listed alphabetically. If more than one area of instruction exists within a unit, courses are listed alphabetically within that unit. Additionally, the courses appear in the straight alphabetical listing with a reference back to the unit.

Use the Course and Subject Guide located before the Course Listings to find courses quickly. Select prefix under Prefix/Subject Guide column and find the page number in the last column. If the Prefix/Subject Guide is unknown, examine the Courses of Instruction column for interest area and page number.

Course Numbering System

Freshman courses, 1000-1999.
Sophomore courses, 2000-2999.
Junior courses, 3000-3999.
Senior courses, 4000-4999.
Graduate courses, 5000 and above.

The graduate student enrolled in a 5000-level course that meets with a senior-level undergraduate course will be expected to complete additional requirements beyond those expected of undergraduates in the same course.

Courses 2900, 2910, 4900 and 4910, Special Problems, are used upon approval of the department chair or dean for individual instruction in any department to cover course content in special circumstances. Courses 5900, 5910, 5920 and 5930 are used in any department that offers graduate work.

Experimental Courses, 1980, 2980 and 4980, are new courses offered on a trial basis for 1-4 hours credit each. Registration is permitted only upon approval of the department chair.

Advanced Courses, numbered 3000 to 4999, are open to students who have 12 semester hours of credit in a given subject or who have the indicated prerequisites, and to those without the prerequisites who have the consent of the department chair. In some instances, school requirements may vary. Students should consult individual areas prior to enrolling in advanced courses.

General Course Information

Individual courses of instruction are subject to change or withdrawal at any time and may not be offered each term/semester or every year. Any course may be withdrawn from current offerings if the number of registrants is too small to justify conducting the course. Students interested in a particular course during a particular period should inquire in advance and/or consult the applicable online Schedule of Classes at myUNTDallas.

Figures in parentheses following the course credit hours indicate the number of clock hours per week devoted to lecture and laboratory. When it appears, the third and final number in these parentheses indicates the number of recitation hours per week. Specific information regarding courses within a particular department is located immediately before the course listings.


A prerequisite is a course or other preparation that must be completed before enrollment in another course. All prerequisites are included in catalog course descriptions.

Semester Hour

A semester hour is the unit of credit at UNT Dallas; the credit allows for 1 lecture hour a week for 15 weeks or the equivalent.

Texas Common Course Numbering System

The Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS) has been designed for the purpose of aiding students in the transfer of general academic courses between colleges and universities throughout Texas. Common courses are freshman and sophomore academic credit courses that have been identified as common by institutions that are members of the common course numbering system. The system ensures that if the student takes a course the receiving institution designates as common, then the course will be accepted in transfer and the credit will be treated as equivalent to the course offered by the receiving institution.

The following table lists the courses that have been identified as common and their TCCNS equivalents. Students wishing to transfer a course that is not listed should obtain approval from the department of their intended major prior to taking the course. The student’s academic dean determines applicability of the credit to a degree program. Before using this table, students should be sure that the institution they attend employs the TCCNS.

Common course numbers shown on this list as equating to 3000-level (upper-division) courses at UNT Dallas will transfer as equivalent courses, but will not be counted as upper-division credit.

Information provided is subject to change without notice and does not constitute a contract between UNT Dallas and a student or applicant for admission. Transfer credit is subject to audit during a student’s academic career at UNT Dallas. Total hours accepted may be increased or decreased to reflect correction of prior evaluation or consideration of additional transfer work to ensure compliance with UNT Dallas academic policies.

Prospective transfer students should contact the department of their intended major for course work guidelines prior to enrollment. The most current version of the common course numbering system course equivalents for UNT Dallas is available from the Office of Admissions.

The TCCNS numbers, when applicable, are indicated in parentheses immediately following the UNT Dallas course number in the course description except when two UNT Dallas courses are required to meet a TCCNS equivalent. See “How to Read Course Descriptions” in this section for an example. Grade points earned at other institutions are excluded in the computations of the UNT Dallas cumulative grade point average, but transfer hours accepted are included in determining the classification and minimum required level of performance. Additional information concerning academic status is available from the offices of the academic deans. Additional courses may be equivalent but are not listed as being a part of TCCNS, contact the academic dean of your major at UNT Dallas for advising.

Students enrolled at UNT Dallas must secure their dean’s approval to enroll concurrently in another college or university. Failure to obtain advance approval may result in the refusal of the university to accept such work in transfer.

For academic advising at UNT Dallas, contact the Academic Advising Center at 972-338-1645:

Texas Common Course Numbering System
ACCT 2301 ACCT 2010
ACCT 2302 ACCT 2020
ACCT 2401 ACCT 2010
ACCT 2402 ACCT 2020
ARTS 1301 ART 1300
ARTS 1303 ART 1303
ARTS 1304 ART 1304
BCIS 1305 BCIS 2610
BCIS 1405 BCIS 2610
BIOL 1106 BIOL 1730
BIOL 1107 BIOL 1740
BIOL 1306 BIOL 1710
BIOL 1307 BIOL 1720
BIOL 1308 BIOL 1300
BIOL 1406 BIOL 1710/1730
BIOL 1407 BIOL 1720/1740
BIOL 2106/2306 BIOL 1132
BIOL 2406 BIOL 1132
CHEM 1111 CHEM 1430
CHEM 1112 CHEM 1440
CHEM 1311 CHEM 1410
CHEM 1312 CHEM 1420
CHEM 1411 CHEM 1410/1430
CHEM 1412 CHEM 1420/1440
COMM 1307 COMM 1307
COMM 2366 COMM 2350
COSC 1300 CSCE 1010
COSC 1337 CSCE 1040
COSC 1400 CSCE 1010
COSC 1415 CSCE 1020
COSC 1436 CSCE 1030
COSC 1437 CSCE 1040
COSC 2325 CSCE 2610
COSC 2425 CSCE 2610
CRIJ 1301 CJUS 2100
ECON 2301 ECON 1110
ECON 2302 ECON 1100
ENGL 1301 ENGL 1313
ENGL 1302 ENGL 1323
ENGL 2311 TECM 2700
ENGL 2321 ENGL 2321
ENGL 2326 ENGL 2326
ENGL 2333 ENGL 2220
ENGL 2341 ENGL 2341
ENGL 2342 ENGL 2342
GEOG 1302 GEOG 1170
GEOG 1303 GEOG 1200
GEOL 1401 GEOG 1710
GOVT 2301 PSCI 1040
GOVT 2302 PSCI 1050
GOVT 2306 PSCI 2306
HIST 1301 HIST 2610
HIST 1302 HIST 2620
HIST 2301 HIST 2301
HIST 2321 HIST 1050
HIST 2322 HIST 1060
MATH 1314 MATH 1100
MATH 1316 MATH 1600
MATH 1325 MATH 1190
MATH 1332 MATH 1580
MATH 1332 MATH 1581
MATH 1342 MATH 1680
MATH 1342 MATH 1681
MATH 1350 MATH 1350
MATH 1351 MATH 1351
MATH 2305 MATH 2000
MATH 2314 MATH 1720
MATH 2315 MATH 2730
 MATH 2318 MATH 2700
 MATH 2405 MATH 2000
 MATH 2412 MATH 1650
 MATH 2413 MATH 1710
 MATH 2418 MATH 2700
 MUSI 1304 MUED 1130
 PHYS 1101 PHYS 1430
PHYS 1102 PHYS 1440
 PHYS 1301 PHYS 1410
PHYS 1302 PHYS 1420
 PHYS 1403 PHYS 1062
PHYS 1404 PHYS 1052
PHYS 1415 PHYS 1210
 PHYS 2125 PHYS 1730
 PHYS 2126 PHYS 2240
 PHYS 2325 PHYS 1710
 PHYS 2326 PHYS 2220
 PSYC 2301 PSYC 1100
PSYC 2301 PSYC 1630
SOCI 1301 SOCI 1510
SOCI 1306 SOCI 1520
SOCI 2319 SOCI 2070
SPAN 1311 SPAN 1010
SPAN 1312 SPAN 1020
SPAN 1411 SPAN 1010
SPAN 1412 SPAN 1020
SPAN 1511 SPAN 1010
SPAN 1512 SPAN 1020
SPAN 2311 SPAN 2040
SPAN 2312 SPAN 2050
SPAN 2313 SPAN 2313
SPCH 1311 COMM 1010
SPCH 1315 COMM 2300
TECA 1303 DFST 1013
TECA 1303 DFST 2033
TECA 1354 DFST 1013

Course Descriptions

How to Read Course Descriptions

Note: A sample has been compiled to identify different components of the course description and does not accurately reflect an existing course. Explanations are given below the example. Not all course descriptions include every component shown in the following example.

Example from Catalog: Chemistry

CHEM 1410 (CHEM 1311). General Chemistry for Science Majors I. 3 hours. (3;0;1*) Fundamental concepts, states of matter, periodic table, structure and bonding, stoichiometry, oxidation and reduction, solutions, and compounds of representative elements. Prerequisite(s): MATH 1100  or equivalent. Corequisite(s): CHEM 1430 or consent of department. May be used to satisfy a portion of the Natural Sciences requirement of the University Core Curriculum.*This hour is a problem-solving session. 

Explanation of Example:

In this example, the first paragraph gives specific information regarding courses within a particular department. Chemistry is the area of study. CHEM represents the course prefix. 1410 is the course number. The text in parentheses, (CHEM 1311) is the Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS) common number, explained under “Texas Common Course Numbering System” in this section. General Chemistry for Science Majors I is the title of the course. 3 hours represents the number of semester credit hours earned. (3;0;1) shows that 3 hours will be spent in lecture, 0 hours will be spent in laboratory, and 1 hour will be spent in recitation. Fundamental concepts, states of matter, periodic table, structure and bonding, stoichiometry, oxidation and reduction, solutions, and compounds of representative elements​ is the content description regarding the course. Prerequisite(s): MATH 1100  or equivalent explains that MATH 1100  must be completed prior to enrolling in CHEM 1410. Corequisite(s): CHEM 1430 or consent of department shows that CHEM 1430 must be completed before or while enrolled in CHEM 1410. May be used to satisfy the Natural Sciences requirement of the University Core Curriculum refers to the “University Core Curriculum Requirements  ” in the Academics section of this catalog. *This hour is a problem-solving session indicates any special comments or instructions regarding registering for the course or the course itself.