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University of West Alabama    
 
    
 
  Sep 21, 2017
 
2017 - 2018 Graduate Catalogue

Course Descriptions | 4


Abbreviation of Courses

Accounting (AC)
Anthropology (AN)
Biology (BY)
Business Administration (BA)
Business Quantitative Analysis (BQ)
Chemistry (CH)
College Teaching (CT)
Computer Information Systems (CS)
Cooperative Education (CEP)
Early Childhood Education (CE)
Earth Science (ES)
Economics (EC)
Education (ED)
Educational Psychology (EP)
Elementary Education (EE)
English (EH)
Environmental Science (EN)
Finance (FI)
Health and Physical Education (HPE)

History (HY)
Instructional Leadership (IL)
Journalism (JN)
Library Media (LM)
Management (MN)
Marketing (MK)
Mathematics (MH)
Online Teaching (OT)
Physical Education (PE)
Political Science (PS)
Psychology (PY)
Sociology (SY)
Special Education (SE)
Speech (SH)
Sport Management (SM)
Student Affairs (SA)
Teacher Leader (TL)
Theatre (TH)

The Unit of Credit

The unit of credit at the University of West Alabama is the semester hour. One semester hour represents one hour of class work or two hours of laboratory work each week throughout the semester. Two hours per week of out-of-class preparation is usually required for each semester hour of credit.

The Numbering System

The University of West Alabama uses a three-digit numbering system. The first digit designates the level of the course, as follows:

500-599 — courses for masters-level students
600-699 — courses for Education Specialist-level students

The second digit is reserved to the department to designate relevant classifications of courses within the respective disciplines. The third digit is used to designate sequence of courses (but not necessarily prerequisites) or to distinguish a special type of course, such as independent study.

 

ACCOUNTING (AC)

   •  AC 510. Managerial Accounting (3)
   •  AC 520. Advanced Financial Accounting and Reporting (3)
   •  AC 530. Accounting Theory (3)
   •  AC 540. Advanced Cost/Management Accounting (3)
   •  AC 550. Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting (3)

ANTHROPOLOGY (AN)

   •  AN 500. Archaeological Laboratory Methods (3)
   •  AN 501. Field Work in Archaeology I (4)
   •  AN 502. Field Work in Archaeology II (4)
   •  AN 585. Fundamentals of Historical Archaeology (3)

ATHLETIC TRAINING (AH)

   •  AH 502. Non Orthopaedic Evaluation and General Medical Issues (3)
   •  AH 508. Athletic Training Capstone Project or Thesis (3)
   •  AH 520. Pathophysiology of Musculoskeletal Injury (3)
   •  AH 522. Assessment of Lower Extremities and Lab (3)
   •  AH 524. Assessment of Upper Extremities and Lab (3)
   •  AH 542. Performance Enhancement through Nutrition and Physical Conditioning (3)
   •  AH 550. Professional Behaviors in Athletic Training (3)
   •  AH 552. Athletic Training Administration (3)
   •  AH 581. Athletic Training Clinical I (1)
   •  AH 582. Athletic Training Clinical II (1)
   •  AH 583. Athletic Training Clinical III (1)
   •  AH 584. Athletic Training Clinical/Practicum I (2)
   •  AH 585. Athletic Training Clinical/Practicum II (2)

BIOLOGY (BY)

   •  BY 500. Graduate Seminar (1)
   •  BY 502. The Biological Sciences for the Elementary Teacher (3)
   •  BY 503. The Biological Sciences for the Secondary Teacher (3)
   •  BY 504. Research Design and Data Analysis (3)
   •  BY 505. History of Biology (3)
   •  BY 508. Teaching College Biology (3)
   •  BY 510. Field Botany (4)
   •  BY 513. Advanced Plant Biology (4)
   •  BY 514. Marine Botany (4)
   •  BY 515. Economic Botany (3)
   •  BY 516. Endangered Species of Alabama (3)
   •  BY 517. Invasive Species of Alabama (3)
   •  BY 518. The Tombigbee River (4)
   •  BY 520. Field Zoology (4)
   •  BY 522. Vertebrate Animals (3)
   •  BY 524. Marine Invertebrate Zoology (4)
   •  BY 525. Marine Vertebrate Zoology (4)
   •  BY 526. Coastal Ornithology (4)
   •  BY 527. Biology of Fishes (4)
   •  BY 528. Vertebrate Zoology (4)
   •  BY 529. Entomology (4)
   •  BY 531. Histology (4)
   •  BY 540. Advanced Microbiology (3)
   •  BY 541. Environmental Toxicology (4)
   •  BY 542. Watershed Management (3)
   •  BY 550. Ecology (4)
   •  BY 551. Marine Ecology (4)
   •  BY 553. Appalachian Ecology (4)
   •  BY 554. Conservation Biology (3)
   •  BY 555. Ecological Management (3)
   •  BY 556. Ecological Restoration (4)
   •  BY 557. Natural History of the Black Belt (3)
   •  BY 558. Subtropical Ecology (4)
   •  BY 559. Alabama Natural Communities (4)
   •  BY 559. Wetlands Ecology (3)
   •  BY 560. Marine Science for Teachers (4)
   •  BY 561. Aquatic Biology (4)
   •  BY 562. Oceanography (4)
   •  BY 563. Marine Technical Methods (2)
   •  BY 564. Coastal Wetlands Ecology (4)
   •  BY 565. Ecology of the Florida Everglades (2)
   •  BY 567. Directed Studies in Marine Biology (1-8)
   •  BY 568. Selected Topics in Marine Biology (1-4)
   •  BY 571. Biochemistry I (4)
   •  BY 572. Cell Biology (4)
   •  BY 573. Advanced Human Anatomy (3)
   •  BY 574. Human Physiology (4)
   •  BY 575. Advanced Biological Chemistry (3)
   •  BY 576. Advanced Cell Biology (3)
   •  BY 580. Advanced Genetics (3)
   •  BY 581. Principles of Biotechnology (3)
   •  BY 582. Molecular Biology (4)
   •  BY 590. Evolution (4)
   •  BY 591. Biogeography (3)
   •  BY 592. Methods in Conservation Biology (3)
   •  BY 593. Critical Issues in Conservation Biology (3)
   •  BY 597. Directed Studies in Biology (1-8)
   •  BY 598. Selected Topics in Biology (1-4)
   •  BY 599. Thesis in the Biological Sciences (1-3)

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (BA)

   •  BA 500. Business Seminar (1)
   •  BA 507. Independent Study (3)
   •  BA 508. Special Topics (3)
   •  BA 560. Comparative Business Law and Ethics (3)
   •  BA 580. Business Analytics and Intelligence (3)
   •  BA 599. Project (6)

BUSINESS QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS (BQ)

   •  BQ 570. Research Methods and Design (3)
   •  BQ 571. Statistical Analysis (3)

CHEMISTRY (CH)

   •  CH 503. Chemistry for the Secondary Teacher (3)
   •  CH 522. Instrumental Analysis (4)
   •  CH 531. Inorganic Chemistry (3)
   •  CH 571. Biochemistry (4)
   •  CH 580. Forensic Chemistry (4)
   •  CH 598. Selected Topics in Chemistry (1-4)

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS (CS)

   •  CS 520. Social and Organizational Issues in Information Systems (3)
   •  CS 540. Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence (3)
   •  CS 570. Emerging Technologies (3)
   •  CS 580. Globalization and Technology (3)

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM (CEP)

   •  CEP 501. Alternating Cooperative Education I (No Credit)
 

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