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2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 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, 5000-5999.
Law courses, 7000-7999.

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 Any course may be withdrawn from current offerings if the number of registrants is too small to justify conducting the course.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.

ACCT 2010 ACCT 2301/2401
ACCT 2020 ACCT 2302/2402
ART 1300 ARTS 1301
ART 1303 ARTS 1303
ART 1304 ARTS 1304
BCIS 2610 BCIS 1305
BIOL 1132 BIOL 2406
BIOL 1300 BIOL 1308
BIOL 1710 BIOL 1306
BIOL 1720 BIOL 1307
BIOL 1730 BIOL 1106
BIOL 1740 BIOL 1107
BIOL 2041 BIOL 2321
BIOL 2042 BIOL 2121
BIOL 2301 BIOL 2301
BIOL 2302 BIOL 2302
BIOL 2311 BIOL 2101
BIOL 2312 BIOL 2102
CDFS 1013 PSYC 2314
CDFS 2033 TECA 1303
CHEM 1410 CHEM 1311
CHEM 1420 CHEM 1312
CHEM 1430 CHEM 1111
CHEM 1440 CHEM 1112
CHEM 2370 CHEM 2323
CHEM 2380 CHEM 2325
CJUS 2100 CRIJ 1301
CJUS 2300 CRIJ 1310
CJUS 2301 CRIJ 2313
CJUS 2302 CRIJ 2328
CJUS 3300 CRIJ 2328
CJUS 3400 CRIJ 2313
COMM 1010 SPCH 1311
COMM 1307 COMM 1307
COMM 2300 SPCH 1315
COMM 2324 COMM 2324
COMM 2350 COMM 2366
CSCE 1010 COSC 1301
CSCE 1030 COSC 1436
CSCE 1040 COSC 1337
CSCE 2050 COSC 2336
CSCE 2610 COSC 2325
DFST 1013 TECA 1354
DFST 2033 TECA 1303
ECON 1100 ECON 2302
ECON 1110 ECON 2301
ENGL 1313 ENGL 1301
ENGL 1323 ENGL 1302
ENGL 2100 ENGL 2307
ENGL 2210 ENGL 2332
ENGL 2220 ENGL 2333
ENGL 2321 ENGL 2321
ENGL 2326 ENGL 2326
ENGL 2341 ENGL 2341
ENGL 2342 ENGL 2342
GEOG 1170 GEOG 1302
GEOG 1200 GEOG 1303
GEOG 1710 GEOL 1401
GEOL 1610 GEOL 1403
HIST 1050 HIST 2321
HIST 1060 HIST 2322
HIST 2301 HIST 2301
HIST 2610 HIST 1301
HIST 2620 HIST 1302
HLTH 1100 TECA 1318
HSML 1300 SOCW 2361
MATH 1100 MATH 1314
MATH 1190 MATH 1325
MATH 1350 MATH 1350
MATH 1351 MATH 1351
MATH 1580 MATH 1332
MATH 1581 MATH 1332
MATH 1600 MATH 1316
MATH 1650 MATH 2412
MATH 1680 MATH 1342
MATH 1681 MATH 1342
MATH 1710 MATH 2413
MATH 1720 MATH 2314
MATH 2000 MATH 2305
MATH 2700 MATH 2318
MATH 2730 MATH 2315
MUED 1130 MUSI 1304
MUSI 1310 MUSI 1310
PHYS 1052 PHYS 1404
PHYS 1062 PHYS 1403
PHYS 1210 PHYS 1415
PHYS 1410 PHYS 1301
PHYS 1420 PHYS 1302
PHYS 1430 PHYS 1101
PHYS 1440 PHYS 1102
PHYS 1710 PHYS 2325
PHYS 1730 PHYS 2125
PHYS 2220 PHYS 2326
PHYS 2240 PHYS 2126
PSCI 1040 GOVT 2301
PSCI 1050 GOVT 2302
PSCI 2306 PSCI 2306
PSYC 1100 PSYC 2301
PSYC 2480 PSYC 2315
SOCI 1510 SOCI 1301
SOCI 1520 SOCI 1306
SOCI 2010 SOCI 2319
SOCI 2070 SOCI 2319
SOCI 2100 CRIJ 1301
SPAN 1010 SPAN 1411
SPAN 1020 SPAN 1412
SPAN 2040 SPAN 2311
SPAN 2050 SPAN 2312
SPAN 2313 SPAN 2313
TECM 2300 COMM 2311
TECM 2700 ENGL 2311

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: CHEM 1410 - General Chemistry for Science Majors

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 Life and Physical 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 Life and Physical 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.