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Abilene Christian University    
2017-2018 Catalog 
  
 
  Nov 24, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

Course Descriptions


The numbers in parentheses following course titles indicate (1) hours per week of lecture, (2) hours per week of laboratory and (3) semester credit hours. An asterisk (*) following these three figures indicates variable or alternative credit, and the last figure represents the maximum variation in semester credit hours. In general, credit hours for these variable courses may range from one to the number indicated.

The frequency of offering follows the meeting and credit hour information. Courses offered every year are designated by semester(s) only. Courses offered every other year are designated by semester and odd/even year.

Note: Since most courses are not offered every semester, students should be aware that failure to take a required course when it is offered may delay graduation.

Any course may be offered on demand should sufficient interest be demonstrated and should a qualified instructor be available. “Demand” courses with a defined content will be offered as regularly as practical for the host department.

At the end of the course description, the following information will be given when applicable: laboratory information, corequisites (“concurrent enrollment”) and prerequisites, cross listed courses (“same as”), special fees, and pertinent information about the use of the course.

Courses and Numbering

All courses are listed alphabetically by course prefix and numerically within each prefix. The department and college assignments are also noted. ACU uses a three-digit course numbering system. Courses numbered 100 to 299 are lower-level courses (primarily for freshmen and sophomores). Courses numbered from 300 to 499 are upper-level, or advanced, courses (primarily for juniors and seniors). Courses numbered 500 to 799 are graduate courses. All courses numbered 000 to 099 do not count toward graduation or GPA.

Prerequisites and Corequisites

Some courses have prerequisites, which must be met before a student may register for that course. In some cases, a student may have special knowledge, skills or background that will enable him or her to perform well in a given class without meeting its prerequisites. Such a student should seek special permission from the department and/or instructor offering the course. Courses listed as corequisite must be taken together. Students should refer to the most recent catalog for course corequisites, prerequisites, and restrictions.

Course Sequencing

Some courses have recommendations of a previous course(s) for appropriate sequencing. Such recommendations are not prerequisites; the system will allow any student meeting a course’s prerequisites to enroll for a course regardless of whether the student meets the sequencing recommendations. Students are cautioned, however, to follow sequencing recommendations when all of the courses in the sequence are on their degree plans.

Guided Study, Special Topics, and Tutorial Courses

Each department may offer Guided Study (also called Independent Study) courses (100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700); Special Topics courses (140, 240, 340, 440, 540, 640, 740); or Tutorial courses (generally offered to students at Study Abroad locations) as special needs dictate and/or available faculty allow. The first number will indicate the level of the course. Special Topics courses are offered on a one-time basis, to take advantage of particular faculty expertise, or to allow a department to develop a course for permanent inclusion in the inventory of courses. Generally, Special Topics and Tutorial courses may be included in the Semester Schedule when they are offered; Guided Studies will not be included in the Semester Schedule.

The 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 the courses the receiving institution designates as common, then the courses will be accepted in transfer.

For further information contact the transfer course coordinator in the Registrar’s Office.

 

Accounting

   •  ACCT 210 - Financial Accounting
   •  ACCT 211 - Managerial Accounting
   •  ACCT 302 - Cost Accounting I
   •  ACCT 304 - Income Tax I
   •  ACCT 310 - Intermediate Accounting I
   •  ACCT 311 - Intermediate Accounting II
   •  ACCT 324 - Accounting Information Systems
   •  ACCT 404 - Income Tax II
   •  ACCT 405 - Fundamentals of Auditing
   •  ACCT 410 - Advanced Accounting I
   •  ACCT 499 - Accounting Internship

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

   •  AENV 110 - Introduction to Agricultural and Environmental Systems and Technology
   •  AENV 130 - Environmental and Technological Science
   •  AENV 371 - Experimental Designs and Data Analysis
   •  AENV 384 - Internship in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Agribusiness

   •  AGRB 261 - Principles of Agricultural and Applied Economics
   •  AGRB 382 - Agribusiness Management

Animal Science

   •  ANSC 111 - General Animal Science
   •  ANSC 235 - Companion Animal Management
   •  ANSC 336 - Animal Nutrition
   •  ANSC 337 - Animal Nutrition Lab
   •  ANSC 343 - Animal Reproduction
   •  ANSC 345 - Techniques in Animal Production
   •  ANSC 360 - Horses and Horsemanship
   •  ANSC 363 - Monogastric Livestock Production
   •  ANSC 392 - Animal Health
   •  ANSC 431 - Animal Biotechnology
   •  ANSC 483 - Ruminant Livestock Production
   •  ANSC 496 - Animal Breeding
   •  ANSC 497 - Special Problems in Animal Science

Anthropology

   •  ANTH 101 - Introduction to Anthropology
   •  ANTH 211 - Ethnography of U.S. Culture

Art

   •  ART 101 - Introduction to Art
   •  ART 105 - Two-Dimensional Design
   •  ART 106 - Three-Dimensional Design
   •  ART 111 - Basic Drawing
   •  ART 112 - Figure Drawing I
   •  ART 213 - Figure Drawing II
   •  ART 221 - Art History: General Survey I
   •  ART 222 - Art History: General Survey II
   •  ART 287 - Art Education Methods: All-Levels
   •  ART 291 - Introduction to Black and White Photography
   •  ART 292 - Digital Art Photography
   •  ART 314 - Advanced Drawing
   •  ART 315 - Printmaking
   •  ART 317 - Introduction to Illustration
   •  ART 318 - Digital Illustration
   •  ART 324 - Art History: American
   •  ART 325 - Art History: Christian
   •  ART 331 - Sculpture I
   •  ART 332 - Sculpture II
   •  ART 341 - Painting I
   •  ART 342 - Painting II
   •  ART 347 - Plein Air Painting
   •  ART 351 - Typography I
   •  ART 352 - Typography II
   •  ART 353 - Identity and Brand Design
   •  ART 361 - Ceramics I
   •  ART 362 - Ceramics II
   •  ART 371 - Jewelry/Metals I
   •  ART 372 - Jewelry/Metals II
   •  ART 423 - Art History: 20th Century
   •  ART 425 - Art Theory
   •  ART 433 - Sculpture III
   •  ART 434 - Sculpture IV
   •  ART 443 - Painting III
   •  ART 444 - Painting IV
   •  ART 454 - Information Graphics
   •  ART 455 - Persuasive Graphics
   •  ART 456 - Graphic Design Portfolio
   •  ART 457 - Interactive Design
   •  ART 463 - Ceramics III
   •  ART 464 - Ceramics IV
   •  ART 473 - Jewelry/Metals III
   •  ART 474 - Jewelry/Metals IV
   •  ART 490 - Advanced Studio Problems
   •  ART 494 - Senior Exhibition
   •  ART 495 - Life and Career in Art

Bible Core

   •  BCOR 310 - The Search for Meaning

Biblical Greek

   •  BGRK 221 - New Testament Greek for Beginners I
   •  BGRK 222 - New Testament Greek for Beginners II
   •  BGRK 331 - Elementary Greek Readings I
   •  BGRK 332 - Elementary Greek Readings II
   •  BGRK 441 - Exegetical Greek Seminar I
   •  BGRK 442 - Exegetical Greek Seminar II
   •  BGRK 611 - Elementary Greek I
   •  BGRK 612 - Elementary Greek II
   •  BGRK 621 - Intermediate New Testament Greek
   •  BGRK 623 - Seminar in the Synoptic Gospels
   •  BGRK 624 - Exegetical Seminar in Acts
   •  BGRK 625 - Exegetical Seminar in the Epistles
   •  BGRK 628 - Seminar in New Testament Textual Criticism

Hebrew

   •  BHEB 471 - Introduction to Hebrew I
   •  BHEB 472 - Introduction to Hebrew II
   •  BHEB 622 - Elementary Syriac
   •  BHEB 623 - Intermediate Syriac
   •  BHEB 671 - Elementary Hebrew I
   •  BHEB 672 - Elementary Hebrew II
   •  BHEB 681 - Intermediate Hebrew Readings I
   •  BHEB 682 - Intermediate Hebrew Readings II
 

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