2005/2006 Catalog
University of West Florida


Table of Contents
Telephone Directory
Academic Calendars
Year 2005/2006
Fall Semester 2005
Spring Semester 2006
Summer Semester 2006
University Mission
Degrees, Areas of Specialization,

After Admission
Financial Assistance
Student Activities
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Tuition and Fees
Military and Veterans Information
Registration and Records
Academic Policies
Graduation and General Degree

Public Service and Research Centers
College Mission Statements
Undergraduate Degree Programs
Master's Degree Programs
Specialist Degree Programs
Doctoral Degree Programs
Course Numbering System
Course Listings and Descriptions

Glossary and Index of Course Prefixes

The following academic abbreviations identify each course prefix and subject matter used in this Catalog. They are mandated by State Legislature for use by all public higher education in Florida.

You can select a "letter" to go directly to prefixes beginning with that letter.
Select a prefix to see the descriptions of the courses with that prefix.


ACG  - Accounting: General
ADE  - Adult Education
ADV  - Advertising
AFR  - Air Force: Aerospace Studies
AMH  - American History
AML  - American Literature
ANG  - Anthropology: Graduate
ANT - Anthropology
ARE - Art Education
ARH - Art History
ART - Art
AST - Astronomy
BCH - Biochemistry (Biophysics)
- Building Construction
BOT - Botany
BSC - Biological Sciences
BUL - Business Law
CAP - Computer Applications (for Computer Scientists)
CBH - Comparative Psychology and Animal Behavior
CCJ - Criminology and Criminal Justice
CDA - Computer Design/Architecture
CEN - Computer Engineering
CGS - Computer General Studies
CHM - Chemistry
CIS - Computer Science and Information Systems
CJC - Corrections
CJE - Law Enforcement
CJL - Law and Process
CLP - Clinical Psychology
COM - Communication
COP - Computer Programming
COT - Computing Theory
CPO - Comparative Politics
CRW - Creative Writing
CYP - Community Psychology
DAA - Dance:  Emphasis on Activity
DEC - Marketing and Distributive Education
DEP - Developmental Psychology
EAB - Experimental Analysis of Behavior
ECO - Economics
ECP - Economic Problems and Policy
EDA - Educational Administration
EDE - Education: Elementary
EDF - Education: Foundations and Policy Studies
EDG - Education: General
EDH - Education: Higher
EDM - Education: Middle School
EDS - Education: Supervision
EEC - Education: Early Childhood
EEL - Engineering: Electrical
EET - Electronic Engineering Technology
EEX - Education: Exceptional Child-Core Competencies
EGI - Education: Gifted
EGM - Engineering: Science
EGN - Engineering: General
EGS - Engineering: Support
EIN - Industrial Engineering
EME - Education: Technology and Media
ENC - English Composition
ENG - English-General
ENL - English Literature
ESE - Education: Secondary
EST - Electronic Specialty Technology
ETD - Engineering Technology: Drafting
ETI - Engineering Technology: Industrial
ETM - Engineering Technology: Mechanical
EUH - European History
EVR - Environmental Studies
EVS - Environmental Science
EVT - Education: Vocational/Technical
EXP - Experimental Psychology
FAS - Fishery and Aquacultural Science
FIL - Film
FIN - Finance
FLE - Foreign Language Education
FRE - French Language
GEA - Geography: Regional Areas
GEB - General Business
GEO - Geography: Systematic
GER - German
GLY - Geology
HFT - Hospitality Management
HIS - General History and Historiography
HLP - Health, Leisure, and Physical Education
HSA - Health Services Administration
HSC - Health Sciences
HUM - Humanities
IDH - Interdisciplinary Honors
IDS - Interdisciplinary Studies
IHS - Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
INP - Industrial and Applied Psychology
INR - International Relations
ISC - Interdisciplinary Sciences
ISM - Information Systems Management
ISS - Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
JOU - Journalism
JPN - Japanese
LAE - Language Arts and English Education
LAH - Latin American History
LEI - Leisure
LIN - Linguistics
LIT - Literature
MAA - Mathematics: Analysis
MAC - Mathematics: Calculus and Precalculus
MAD - Mathematics: Discrete
MAE - Mathematics: Education
MAN - Management
MAP - Mathematics: Applied
MAR - Marketing
MAS - Mathematics: Algebraic Structures
MAT - Mathematics
MCB - Microbiology
MGF - Mathematics: General and Finite
MHF - Mathematics: History and Foundations
MHS - Mental Health Services
MLS - Medical Laboratory Science
MMC - Mass Media Communication
MSL - Military Science and Leadership
MTG - Mathematics: Topology and Geometry
MUE - Music: Education
MUG - Music: Conducting
MUH - Music: History/Musicology
MUL - Music Literature
MUN - Music:  Ensembles
MUO - Music: Opera/Musical Theatre
MUR - Music: Church
MUS - Music
MUT - Music: Theory
MVB - Applied Music: Brasses
MVK - Applied Music: Keyboard
MVP - Applied Music: Percussion
MVS - Applied Music: Strings
MVV - Applied Music: Voice
MVW - Applied Music: Woodwinds
NGR - Nursing: Graduate
NUR - Nursing: Generic Undergraduate
OCC - Chemical Oceanography
OCE - General Oceanography
OCG - Geological Oceanography
OCP - Physical Oceanography
PAD - Public Administration
PCB - Process Biology: Cell/Molecular/Ecology/Genetics/ Physiology
PCO - Psychology for Counseling
PEL - Physical Education Activities: Object Centered, Land
PEM - Physical Education Activities: Performance Centered, Land
PEN - Physical Education Activities: Water, Snow, Ice
PEO - Physical Education Activities: Object Centered, Land
PEP - Physical Education Activities: Performance Centered, Land
PET-  Physical Education Theory
PGY - Photography
PHC - Public Health Concentration
PHH - History of Philosophy
PHI - Philosophy
PHM - Philosophy of Man and Society
PHP - Philosophers and Schools
PHY - Physics
PHZ - Physics (Continued)
PLA - Paralegal/Legal Assistant/Legal Administration
POS - Political Science
POT - Political Theory
PPE - Personality
PSB - Psychobiology
PSY - Psychology
PUP - Public Policy
PUR - Public Relations
QMB - Quantitative Methods in Business
RED - Reading Education
REE - Real Estate
REL - Religion
RMI - Risk Management and Insurance
RTV - Radio/Television
SCE - Science Education
SDS - Student Development Services
SLS - Student Life Skills (Learning)
SOP - Social Psychology
SOW - Social Work
SPC - Speech Communication
SPN - Spanish Language
SPW - Spanish Literature: Writings
SSE - Social Studies Education
STA - Statistics
SYA - Sociological Analysis
SYD - Sociology of Demography/Area Studies/Sociological Minorities
SYG - Sociology: General
SYO - Social Organizations
SYP - Social Processes
TAX - Taxation
THE - Theatre Studies and General Resources
TPA - Theatre Production and Administration
TPP - Theatre Performance and Performance Training
TSL - Teaching English as a Second Language
ZOO - Zoology