Dec 05, 2023  
2011-2012 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Information

Courses of Instruction

Note: The University of North Texas at Dallas is a part of the University of North Texas and is currently seeking separate accreditation by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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, 1000D-1999D.
Sophomore courses, 2000D-2999D.
Junior courses, 3000D-3999D.
Senior courses, 4000D-4999D.
Graduate courses, 5000D 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 2900D, 2910D, 4900D and 4910D, 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 5900D, 5910D, 5920D and 5930D are used in any department that offers graduate work.

Experimental Courses, 1980D, 2980D and 4980D, 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 3000D to 4999D, 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, division 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 Any course may be withdrawn from current offerings if the number of registrants is too small to justify conducting the course.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

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 3000D-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 972-780-3645:

Texas Common Course Numbering System
ACCT 2301 ACCT 2010D
ACCT 2302 ACCT 2020D
ACCT 2401 ACCT 2010D
ACCT 2402 ACCT 2020D
ANTH 2346 ANTH 1010D
ARTS 1301 ART 1300D
BCIS 1305 BCIS 2610D
BCIS 1405 BCIS 2610D
BIOL 1106 BIOL 1730D
BIOL 1107 BIOL 1740D
BIOL 1306 BIOL 1710D
BIOL 1307 BIOL 1720D
BIOL 1406 BIOL 1710D/1730D
BIOL 1407 BIOL 1720D/1740D
BIOL 2106/2306 BIOL 1132D
BIOL 2406 BIOL 1132D
CHEM 1111 CHEM 1430D
CHEM 1112 CHEM 1440D
CHEM 1311 CHEM 1410D
CHEM 1312 CHEM 1420D
CHEM 1411 CHEM 1410D/1430D
CHEM 1412 CHEM 1420D/1440D
COSC 1300 CSCE 1010D
COSC 1315 CSCE 1020D
COSC 1336 CSCE 1030D
COSC 1400 CSCE 1010D
COSC 1415 CSCE 1020D
COSC 1337 CSCE 1040D
COSC 1436 CSCE 1030D
COSC 1437 CSCE 1040D
COSC 2325 CSCE 2610D
COSC 2336 CSCE 2050D
COSC 2425 CSCE 2610D
COSC 2436 CSCE 2050D
CRIJ 1301 CJUS 2100D
ECON 2301 ECON 1110D
ECON 2302 ECON 1100D
ENGL 1301 ENGL 1310D
ENGL 2332 ENGL 2210D
ENGL 2333 ENGL 2220D
GEOL 1101/1301 GEOG 1710D
GEOL 1401 GEOG 1710D
GOVT 2301 PSCI 1040D
GOVT 2302 PSCI 1050D
HIST 1301 HIST 2610D
HIST 1302 HIST 2620D
MATH 1314 MATH 1100D
MATH 1325 MATH 1190D
MATH 1342 MATH 1680D
MATH 1350 MATH 1350D
MATH 1351 MATH 1351D
MATH 1414 MATH 1100D
MATH 1425 MATH 1190D
MATH 1442 MATH 1680D
MATH 2305 MATH 2770D
MATH 2312 MATH 1650D
MATH 2313 MATH 1710D
MATH 2314 MATH 1720D
MATH 2315 MATH 2730D
 MATH 2318 MATH 2700D
 MATH 2405 MATH 2770D
 MATH 2412 MATH 1650D
 MATH 2413 MATH 1710D
 MATH 2414 MATH 1720D
 MATH 2415 MATH 2730D
 MATH 2418 MATH 2700D
 MATH 2513 MATH 1710D
 MUSI 1116 MUTH 1410D
 MUSI 1304 MUED 1130D
 MUSI 1306 MUMH 2040D
 PHYS 1115/1315 PHYS 1210D
 PHYS 1415 PHYS 1210D
 PHYS 2125 PHYS 1730D
 PHYS 2126 PHYS 2240D
 PHYS 2325 PHYS 1710D
 PHYS 2425 PHYS 1710D/1730D
 PHYS 2426 PHYS 2220D/2240D
 PSYC 2301 PSYC 1630D
 REAL 1301 REAL 2100D
SOCI 1301 SOCI 1510D
SOCI 1306 SOCI 1520D
SOCI 2319 SOCI 2010D
SPAN 1311 SPAN 1010D
SPAN 1312 SPAN 1020D
SPAN 1411 SPAN 1010D
SPAN 1412 SPAN 1020D
SPAN 1511 SPAN 1010D
SPAN 1512 SPAN 1020D
SPAN 2311 SPAN 2040D
SPAN 2312 SPAN 2050D
SPCH 1311 COMM 1010D
TECA 1303 DFST 2033D
TECA 1354 DFST 1013D

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: English

The prerequisites to sophomore-level English are 6 semester hours of freshman-level English or equivalent credit. A student may enroll for sophomore-level English concurrently with the second term/semester of freshman-level English.


ENGL 1320D (ENGL 1302). College Writing II. 3 hours. (3;0;1) Continuation of ENGL 1310D . Writing in response to reading and research. Emphasis on perfecting texts through several drafts. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1310D  or equivalent. Corequisite(s): ENGL 1210D or consent of department. Satisfies the English Composition and Rhetoric requirement of the University Core Curriculum. (Same as COMM 1320.)

Explanation of Example:

In this example, the first paragraph gives specific information regarding courses within a particular department. English is the area of study. ENGL represents the course prefix. 1320D is the course number. The text in parentheses, (ENGL 1302) is the Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS) common number, explained under “Texas Common Course Numbering System” in this section. College Writing II 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. Continuation of ENGL 1310D . Writing in response to reading and research. Emphasis on perfecting texts through several drafts is the course description and general comments regarding the course. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1310D  or equivalent explains that ENGL 1310D  must be completed prior to enrolling in ENGL 1320D. Corequisite(s): ENGL 1210D or consent of department shows that ENGL 1210D must be completed before or while enrolled in ENGL 1320D. Satisfies the English Composition and Rhetoric requirement of the University Core Curriculum refers to the “University Core Curriculum Requirements ” in the Academics section of this catalog. (Same as COMM 1320.) indicates that ENGL 1320D and COMM 1320D are cross-listed. Cross-listed courses are the same course, offered under two different prefixes.