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					2008-2009 College Catalog

• Self-paced, independent study college courses • Bachelor of General Studies

Wherever “here” is, pursuing your educational goals through Texas Tech University’s Division of Outreach & Distance Education is possible!

ODE’s flexible coLLege oFFerings include self-paced, independent study courses and a bacheLor oF generaL stuDies Degree (b.g.s.). Many currently enrolled students choose to earn credit that can be applied toward their degree plans, while others, who may be unable to attend college due to personal or professional obligations, can earn a degree from home.

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MAIN OFFICE Mailing Address Outreach & Distance Education Texas Tech University Box 42191 Lubbock, TX 79409-2191 9th Street and Indiana Avenue Lubbock, TX 79409-2191 800.MY.COURSE (800.692.6877) 806.742.7222 distlearn@ttu.edu www.ode.ttu.edu

Physical Address TOLL-FREE TELEPHONE

LOCAL TELEPHONE 806.742.7200 FAX E-MAIL WORLD WIDE WEB

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, ext. 249 BACHELOR OF GENERAL STuDIES

no Matter your Location or eDucationaL goaL, through oDe, it’s possibLe.

Marketing Director Michele Moskos Writers & eDitors Eliabeth Mason KC Walters

Layout & graphic Design James Day photographs Comstock.com, Photos.com & various contributors

Creating educational opportunities for students with diverse backgrounds and needs
OFFERINGS
coLLege
• Self-paced, Independent Study Courses ...................................................................................... 2 • Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.)........................................................................................... 3

GENERAL INFORMATION AND POLICIES
the Division of outreach & Distance education assists and supports the development and delivery of distance learning and community programming, pursues continuous quality improvement, and contributes to the internationalization and diversity of the institution.

• How to Enroll .............................................................................................................................. 5 • Start Your Course ........................................................................................................................ 7 • Course Delivery ......................................................................................................................... 12 • Accreditation ............................................................................................................................. 13 • Equal Opportunity Policy........................................................................................................... 13 • Confidentiality .......................................................................................................................... 13 • Honor System............................................................................................................................ 13 • Privacy Policy ............................................................................................................................ 14 • Students with Disabilities .......................................................................................................... 14 • Grade Appeals ........................................................................................................................... 15 • Payment Options ....................................................................................................................... 15 • Tuition and Fees ........................................................................................................................ 15 • Extend a Course ........................................................................................................................ 15 • Exchange/Transfer a Course...................................................................................................... 15 • Refunds ..................................................................................................................................... 16 • Applying for Financial Aid ......................................................................................................... 16 • Support Services........................................................................................................................ 17 • Library Services .................................................................................................................. 17 • Technology Services & Support - TTU Information Technology Division ............................ 17 • Textbook and Materials ............................................................................................................. 18 • 2008-2009 Enrollment Form ..................................................................................................... 19 • Distance Learning & Off-campus Instruction Degree Programs ................................................. 21 INDEX

The information contained in this catalog supersedes all prior catalogs. The tuition and fees listed in this catalog become effective August 2008. While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy in reporting courses, policies, fees, and other statements within this publication, the University reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice.

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What We Offer Self-Paced, Independent Study Courses
ODE college offerings are available entirely at a distance, with access to student service representatives only a phone call or mouse click away. Our offerings are accessible, comprehensive, and self-paced. Our experienced staff is ready to guide you through the process.
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taking courses through oDe can help you meet texas tech university’s “graduate on time” plan. check with your advisor before enrolling to ensure oDe courses will be accepted. once you have received confirmation of admission, contact the b.g.s. advisor at 800.692.6877, ext. 249.

If you need to alleviate scheduling conflicts, take a class that isn’t currently offered, or take a summer class from home, consider taking classes through ODE. Take the class you need to meet your degree requirements and graduate on time. While many Texas Tech University students take advantage of our diverse offerings, we also serve the needs of college students from around the country. All of our college courses are developed and taught by Texas Tech University faculty or by an instructor approved by the respective department chair. Since ODE college courses are not semester-based, you may enroll at any time. If you are applying for financial aid, please note the conditions in the FinanciaL aiD, insurance, anD other DeaDLines section on page 5. The pace at which you complete coursework and place you choose to study is entirely up to you. You can complete coursework when, where, and how you want. This flexibility makes it necessary for you to create a study and work schedule that will allow you to finish coursework on time. You have six months from the date of enrollment to complete your coursework. You may submit assignments via e-mail, mail, fax, or electronic course system (when applicable). Completed assignments are evaluated and graded by experienced Texas Tech University faculty or instructors approved by University department chairs. Course instructors are available for student feedback and direction. You may add questions or comments with lessons you submit for grading. Additional contact with instructors may be arranged through an ODE student service representative.

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What We Offer Bachelor of General Studies
Whether you just graduated high school or are a working professional who wants to pursue a degree, consider the Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.). The process for completing coursework is the same as for our selfpaced, independent study college courses. Thus you can pursue a B.G.S. from Texas Tech University without ever coming to campus. APPLICATION PROCESS
Admission to the program follows standard Texas Tech University admissions procedures. Whether or not you have college experience, you must first apply to the University. Visit www.admissions.ttu.edu to learn more about the admissions process or apply. The admission review process can take several weeks. You will be notified by mail once the review process is complete. After you have been admitted to the University, an advisor’s worksheet will be prepared so that you can review the courses needed for areas of concentration and general degree requirements. Please note that meeting admissions requirements for the University does not guarantee acceptance to the B.G.S. degree program. You can apply to the University at any time, however, you will be admitted to the University for a specific semester. You can enroll for courses at any time after the beginning of the semester in which you are accepted. If you are enrolled in the B.G.S. program, you will also work with our B.G.S. advisor, who is available for advisement and counseling by phone, fax, and e-mail.

“Due to health issues, family and work responsibilities, traditional classes weren’t possible for me. the flexibility of oDe allowed me to achieve my life-long goal of completing my college degree, which could not have been accomplished by conventional means. the bachelor of general studies curriculum was ideal for my position as an office manager, as i was able to choose areas of concentration that pertained to my work and lifestyle.” sharon arlington, tX b.g.s. student

BACHELOR OF GENERAL STuDIES DEGREE REquIREMENTS
core curricuLuM requireMents
The general degree requirements established for the B.G.S. are designed to provide the foundation of a liberal arts education through a well-rounded study of the humanities, arts, mathematics, and behavioral and natural sciences. The requirements provide the basic knowledge and skills requisite for more specialized study and professional work in these fields. Unless specifically shown to the contrary, the general degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree apply (24-30 credit hours maximum outside the TTU College of Arts & Sciences). Note: UD means the course is under development. WI means the course is Writing Intensive.

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What We Offer Bachelor of General Studies
English Courses available to meet requirements: ENGL 1301, 1302, 2305, 2307, 2311 Oral Communication Courses available to meet requirements: COMS 2300 Political Science Courses available to meet requirements: POLS 1301, 2302, 3351 A student who earns an A or B in POLS 1301 may substitute POLS 3351 in place of POLS 2302. History Courses available to meet requirements: HIST 2300, 2301, 3310, 3328, 3338, 3339, 3382, 4301 Mathematics and Logical Reasoning Courses available to meet requirements: MATH 1320, 1330, 1331, 1351, 1352, 2300, 2345, 2350 Natural (Laboratory) Science Courses available to meet requirements: PSS 1411; NS 1410; GEOG 1401 Technology and Applied Science Courses available to meet requirements: EM&C 3310 Social and Behavioral Sciences Courses available to meet requirements: ECO 2301, 2302; GEOG 2351; HDFS 2303, 3301, 3320; PSY 1300, 3304, 3306, 4300, 4305, 4325; SOC 1301, 1320 Humanities Courses available to meet requirements: ENGL 2305, 2307, 3325, 3366, 3387, 3389; HIST 1300, 1301, 2300, 2301, 3310, 3328, 3338, 3339, 4301; JOUR 3350 Fine Arts Courses available to meet requirements: MUTH 1300; TH A 2304 Health and Physical Fitness (Students over age 25 are exempt) PF&W 1112 (Under Development), 1117 (Under Development) Foreign Language Courses available to meet requirements: † SPAN 1501, † SPAN 1502 Students with two years of a single foreign language in high school may take the 1507 Comprehensive Review-first year, and then complete six hours at the sophomore level. Students with more than two years of a single language in high school may be eligible to CLEP the foreign language. Multicultural Requirement Courses available to meet requirements: GEOG 2351; RHIM 3350 Choose three hours of coursework from the general education requirements approved list. This course may be used to satisfy another general degree requirement. 12 hrs. 3 hrs. 6 hrs.

“the beauty of the texas tech oDe program is that, as they say, the opportunities are endless. you may work and learn at your own pace. the oDe staff is always ready to help in any possible way, enabling you to reach your goals. another plus for the program is that there is no age limit. i am proof of that, as i will graduate in spring ‘08 at the age of 89 with a degree in general studies. if i can do it, anyone can do it. all it takes is motivation and the willingness to work for your degree.” elleta Lubbock, texas b.g.s. graduate ‘08 through oDe elleta was able to graduate with her b.g.s. degree alongside her granddaughter, rebecca, who was a texas tech university May 2008 graduate.

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areas oF concentration
† This is a semester-based course. To enroll in this course, contact: Phade Orion Vader, Managing Director, Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, Texas Tech University Lubbock, Texas 79409-2071, USA, 806.742.3145

The areas of specialized coursework in the General Studies major will be selected – with the approval of the advisor – from three academic divisions (English, history, psychology). Each of the three areas must meet the minimum requirements for the minor set by the academic departments. Thus, the total of the three areas must be at least 54 hours. A total of six hours of Writing Intensive (WI) courses are required in any of the areas of concentration and must be from Texas Tech University. Note: There are currently NO areas of concentration outside of Arts & Sciences available through Outreach & Distance Education. For more information, visit www.ode.ttu.edu/BGS.
English ENGL 1302, 2305, 2307, 2311, 3325 (WI), 3366, 3389 (WI) History HIST 1300, 1301, 2300, 2301, 3310, 3328, 3338, 3339, 4301 (WI) Psychology PSY 1300, 3304, 3306, 4300, 4305, 4325 Each of the three concentration areas in the B.G.S. degree program require a minimum of nine hours of Texas Tech University courses. At least six of those hours must be taken at the junior/senior level.

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How to Enroll
READy TO ENROLL? HERE’S HOW!
HOW TO ENROLL

1. Obtain approval. 2. Review the policies and procedures before enrolling. 3. Be aware of graduation deadlines. 4. Enroll and order textbooks and materials.

OBTAIN APPROVAL
“During my time in the military, texas tech’s Distance education program gave me the freedom to complete multiple undergraduate degree requirements on my own time as well as at my own pace. the entire oDe staff was extremely courteous and flexible to my specific needs, which at times made me feel like i was their only student. i love this program and would definitely recommend it to anyone with a full-time job as well as an active lifestyle.” bryan Lubbock, texas hist 2300

College students (with the exception of students pursuing a degree from Texas Tech University) are not required to receive approval, although it is suggested that they determine the applicability of ODE college courses to their degree plans. Texas Tech University students must receive a dean’s or advisor’s signature before enrolling in a course. Please note that the signature is only good for 10 days, so you must submit your enrollment to ODE within 10 days of obtaining the signature.

REVIEW ALL POLICIES AND PROCEDuRES BEFORE ENROLLING

You will be bound by our policies upon enrolling. Our policies and procedures are available on our website. You must be compliant with the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) before enrolling in a course.

REMEMBERING FINANCIAL AID, INSuRANCE, AND OTHER DEADLINES

If you are receiving financial aid from Texas Tech University, you may not enroll in any course offered through ODE before August 14, 2008, for the Fall 2008 semester OR before December 22, 2008, for the Spring 2009 semester. You must submit a copy of your ODE receipt and a letter from your dean or academic advisor to the Financial Aid Office indicating that the ODE course(s) will apply to your degree plan for a specific semester (e.g., Fall 2008). Financial aid eligibility for on-campus students is determined by the number of on-campus credit hours that you are enrolled in for a term. If there are extenuating circumstances preventing you from enrolling in any on-campus hours, please contact a financial aid advisor for other options. For more information about your eligibility, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid. Full-time students at other institutions are not eligible for financial aid from Texas Tech University. Contact your own institution for information on their financial aid programs. If you are taking college courses through ODE to meet insurance or other deadlines it is your responsibility to track and meet those deadlines.

TEXAS SuCCESS INITIATIVE COMPLIANCE

Under the Texas Success Initiative (TSI), you must either be exempt or take the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA), the Compass, Accuplacer, or Asset Examination to test for basic skills in the areas of reading, math, and writing. For specific information on TSI exemptions, visit www.depts.ttu.edu/registrar.

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How to Enroll
BE AWARE OF GRADuATION DEADLINES

In an ongoing effort to treat all students fairly and maintain academic integrity, our faculty and staff will do everything possible to help you meet reasonable graduation deadlines. Unreasonable expectations will not be addressed. For information on course extensions and exchanges, refer to page 15 in this catalog or visit www.ode.ttu.edu. HOW TO ENROLL Final examinations must be taken 30 days prior to whatever deadline you must meet for your college. All lessons must be completed and received before final examinations can be sent to your proctor. Most course instructors require all lessons be graded before the final examination can be sent.

“i really appreciated the ease with which i could sign up for the course, complete it, and receive my final required credits all online without ever having to apply. this was easy and i was able to quickly and easily get the credits i needed.” kimberly Wichita Falls, texas poLs 2302

ENROLL AND ORDER TEXTBOOkS AND MATERIALS ONLINE

You can enroll online or use the enrollment form in the back of this catalog. You will need textbooks regardless of whether you take an online or print-based course. Most textbooks required for your course(s) can be purchased through ODE. You are not required to buy textbooks from ODE at the time you enroll, however, we recommend you purchase books and materials when you enroll (unless otherwise stated in the course description). If you secure books from another source or choose not to purchase books and materials when you enroll, you are responsible for obtaining the correct edition of each book. Note: If you are enrolling in ENGL 1301 or 1302 or PSY 1300 online, you must buy textbooks and materials for these courses from ODE at the time of enrollment.

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Start Your Course
START yOuR COuRSE

1. Receive your materials. 2. Complete your coursework; meet your deadlines. 3. Check progress online (www.courseportal.ode.ttu.edu). 4. Contact an approved proctor. 5. Request an examination online.

RECEIVE MATERIALS
“the outreach and Distance education program at texas tech has allowed me to keep pursuing my dream to become an attorney, while maintaining a full time job and raising my one year old daughter. it is amazing how far technology has come, to enable education no matter what the life circumstance. the classes are streamlined and flexible and the professors have been excellent. i know i am getting a quality education and brag to all my friends and family about how much oDe has done for me. i will be taking my Lsats soon, and am proud to put texas tech as the school for my undergraduate degree. i recommend this program for anyone at any age, technological skill level, or place in life. if you are selfmotivated and focused, oDe is, in my opinion, the finest institute from which to get a continuing education degree.” anne san antonio, texas psy 3306

Students should receive the items below. E-mail distlearn@ttu.edu or call 800.MY.COURSE (800.692.6877) within 15 days from the date of enrollment if your order is incomplete.

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• policies and forms guide • course guide • barcode labels* • postage-paid envelopes* • textbook(s) and material(s) (if ordered from ODE) * An envelope and barcode label is included for each lesson and the Final Examination Application.

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onLine courses

• directions for accessing your online course (including information on policies and procedures), particularly courses available through the ODE Course Portal • barcode numbers* • instructions for setting up a student eRaider account to access course(s) • textbook(s) and material(s) – if ordered from the ODE Bookstore *All online courses except ENGL 1301 and 1302 and Moodle courses should have a barcode number for most lessons, midcourse examination, and Final Examination Application. For detailed information on course delivery options, refer to page 12.

COMPLETE COuRSEWORk
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You have six months from the date of enrollment to complete an ODE course, including the final examination. If you enroll in two or more courses at the same time, the expiration date will be the same for all courses. Courses cannot be completed in less than one week for every semester hour of credit.

prepare For graDuation

In an ongoing effort to treat all students fairly and maintain academic integrity, our faculty and staff will do everything possible to help you meet reasonable graduation deadlines. Unreasonable expectations will not be addressed. For information on course extensions and exchanges, refer to page 15 in this catalog or visit www.ode.ttu.edu. Final examinations must be taken 30 days prior to whatever deadline you must meet for your college. All lessons must be completed and received before final examinations can be sent to your proctor. Most course instructors require all lessons be graded before the final examination can be sent.

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subMit assignMents
Submit assignments via e-mail, regular mail (using your postage-paid envelopes and barcode labels), fax, or through the online course’s webpage (as applicable). Specific instructions for submitting assignments will be provided once you have enrolled. Make a copy of each assignment before submitting it. We will not give credit for assignments lost in regular mail. We recommend (and sometimes require) that you submit assignments one at a time so that you have the benefit of your instructor’s feedback before completing the next assignment. It is recommended (and required by some instructors) that you submit lessons one at a time.
“Doing the college courses has enabled me to continue my dance career and has furthered my education.” Whitney brazoria, texas engL 1302

Fax and e-mail services are not available for certain courses. Submitting assignments via e-mail or fax may reduce transit time but will not shorten grading time. Most e-mailed lessons are returned by e-mail. Faxed lessons are returned by regular mail. Allow one to two weeks from the date your lesson assignment is received in our office for your instructor to evaluate and return it by regular mail. You must pay postage for lesson assignments mailed from outside the contiguous United States; however, there is no additional fee for e-mailing or faxing assignments.

coMMunicate With instructors

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You will be assigned an instructor who will grade all course assignments and examinations, provide feedback, and answer any questions about course content. You may submit questions or comments to ODE by mail, fax, or e-mail for routing to your instructor(s).

CHECk PROGRESS ONLINE (www.courseportal.ode.ttu.edu)

Whether you are enrolled in a print-based or online course, our convenient online ODE Course Portal lets you view courses in which you’re enrolled, check grades, request examinations, and more. It’s simple! 1. Go to www.courseportal.ode.ttu.edu. 2. Login using your first and last name (the name you registered under, not a nickname or initials), and your password. Your password was sent to you via e-mail when you enrolled in your course. If you’re a TTU college student with an active eRaider account, you can login using eRaider instead of an ODE Course Portal password using the eRaider Sign In button in the upper-righthand corner of the screen. 3. If you do not have a password, just follow the instructions under the gray Login button. 4. Once you’re logged in, your courses will display on the right-hand side of the screen. Only current or recently completed courses display. Expired courses, or courses completed more than a month previous do not show up on the ODE Course Portal. 5. Notice each course has several icons associated with it. To learn more about what the icons mean, just read the descriptions in the center of your screen. In accordance with ODE policy, grades are posted only after a) an assignment is logged as received by ODE, and b) the grade is posted by the instructor. Instructors have five working days to assess each assignment, regardless of how the assignment was submitted (via Moodle, WebCT, e-mail, fax, standard mail, etc.). The ODE Course Portal is available only to students enrolled in for-credit courses for the duration of official ODE course enrollment(s). The ODE Course Portal is for student information purposes only and does not constitute a contract, official grade report, transcript, or any other negotiable instrument. Grades appearing on the ODE Course Portal are posted solely at the discretion of ODE instructors and staff. Account “holds” or policy violations may delay or even prohibit grade posting or release. Students providing valid e-mail addresses typically receive ODE Course Portal access instructions via e-mail within 24 hours of registration. Only one username and password will be issued per student. Students attempting to establish multiple usernames and/or passwords waive all ODE Course Portal access rights. Usernames and passwords are administered, authorized, and managed by ODE personnel, not instructors.

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CONTACT AN APPROVED PROCTOR

Find an approved proctor to supervise your final examination. There is usually a fee for examination proctoring; check at the testing site when scheduling the examination. The chart below identifies approved proctors. Tutors or non-accredited schools cannot proctor examinations. To maintain the integrity and validity of the examination, no student, relative of the student, or unauthorized person may issue or return the final examination. If you live outside the United States, or for more testingsite options, contact our office. type oF stuDent
Military College student

“history of sports was my second course to take through texas tech’s distance learning. i have not had any problems with instructors or proctors at any time. thank you for helping me receive an ‘a’ in both courses, and complete the credits i needed. i would recommend this program to other students!” allyson Lubbock, texas history of sports 3338

approveD proctor
An armed forces education officer or a proctor in the testing center at a college or university A proctor in a testing center at a college or university

REquEST AN EXAMINATION
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Visit www.courseportal.ode.ttu.edu to request an examination. receiving course graDe anD transcript
You will receive a copy of the final grade. The final grade will also be recorded on an official Texas Tech University transcript. The final course grade will be used in calculating your GPA. You must request that a copy of your transcript be sent to your college. To obtain a transcript request form, visit www.reg.ttu.edu.

Texas Tech University resident student (college student pursuing a degree from Texas Tech University) College student enrolled at another university or student not currently pursuing a degree from Texas Tech University

eXtenD a course

If you are unable to complete a course on or before the expiration date, you can request one sixmonth extension for a fee. An extension must be requested before the course expiration date. An extension is granted only one time per course and cannot be split between two or more courses. No refunds are granted for extensions. For more information, refer to page 15.

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College Course Index
coLLege courses - course Delivery
agricuLturaL & appLieD econoMics AAEC 3303. Cooperatives in Agriculture business aDMinistration BLAW 3391. Business Law I coMMunication stuDies COMS 2300. Public Speaking For detailed information on tuition and fees by course, visit the online college catalog on our website.  = Course is available in this format   

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econoMics ECO 2301. Principles of Economics I (Micro) ECO 2302. Principles of Economics II (Macro) engineering ENGR 4392. Engineering Ethics and Professionalism (To enroll in this course or to obtain more information, contact the     

TTU Murdough Center for Engineering Professionalism at 806.742.3525 or engineering.ethics@ttu.edu.)
engLish ENGL 1301. Essentials of College Rhetoric ENGL 1302. Advanced College Rhetoric ENGL 2305. Introduction to Poetry ENGL 2307. Introduction to Fiction ENGL 2311. Introduction to Technical Writing ENGL 3325. Modern and Contemporary American Literature ENGL 3366. Style in Technical Writing ENGL 3387. Multicultural Literatures of America ENGL 3389. Short Story geography GEOG 1401. Physical Geography GEOG 2351. Regional Geography of the World heaLth eXercise anD sport sciences HLTH 1300. Patterns of Healthy Living history HIST 1300. Western Civilization I HIST 1301. Western Civilization II HIST 2300. History of the United States to 1877 HIST 2301. History of the United States Since 1877 HIST 3310. History of Texas HIST 3328. History of Religion in America HIST 3338. History of Sports & Recreation in the U.S. HIST 3339. The History of Baseball HIST 3382. Modern Latin America HIST 4301. The Founding of the American Colonies huMan DeveLopMent anD FaMiLy stuDies HDFS 2303. Life Span Human Development HDFS 2322. Partnering: The Development of Intimate Relations † This is a semester-based course. To enroll in this course, contact: Phade Orion Vader, Managing Director, Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, Texas Tech University Lubbock, Texas 79409-2071, USA, 806.742.3145 HDFS 3301. Theories of Human Development and the Family HDFS 3320. The Contemporary Family HDFS 3324. Dynamics of Family Interaction HDFS 3326. Families in Crisis Language † SPAN 1501. A Beginning Course in Spanish 1 † SPAN 1502. A Beginning Course in Spanish 2                                   

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Mass coMMunications JOUR 3350. History of American Journalism MCOM 1300. Introduction to Mass Communications MCOM 3300. Mass Media Theories and Society MCOM 3320. Mass Communications Law EM&C 3310. Introduction to Electronic Media and Communications MatheMatics MATH 1320. College Algebra MATH 1330. Introductory Mathematical Analysis I MATH 1331. Introductory Mathematical Analysis II MATH 1351. Calculus I MATH 1352. Calculus II MATH 2300. Statistical Methods MATH 2345. Introduction to Statistics with Application to Business MATH 2350. Calculus III Music MUHL 2309. Heritage of Music MUTH 1300. Songwriting nutritionaL sciences NS 1325. Nutrition, Foods, & Healthy Living NS 1410. The Science of Nutrition pLant anD soiL science PSS 1411. Principles of Horticulture PSS 4335 Soil Fertility Management poLiticaL science POLS 1301. American Government Organization POLS 2302. American Public Policy POLS 3325. Political Parties POLS 3351. The Judicial Process psychoLogy PSY 1300. General Psychology PSY 3304. Introduction to Social Psychology PSY 3306. Personality PSY 4300. Psychology of Human Sexual Behavior PSY 4305. Abnormal Psychology PSY 4325. Drugs, Alcohol, and Behavior For detailed information on tuition and fees by course, visit the online college catalog on our website.  = Course is available in this format restaurant, hoteL anD institutionaL ManageMent RHIM 2312. Introduction to Beverage Management RHIM 3321. Hospitality Control I RHIM 3322. Hospitality Control II RHIM 3341. Hospitality Management RHIM 3350. Travel and Tourism RHIM 3460. Food Systems Management I socioLogy, anthropoLogy anD sociaL Work ANTH 2302. Cultural Anthropology SOC 1301. Introduction to Sociology SOC 1320. Current Social Problems theatre arts TH A 2304. Introduction to Cinema                                                  

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General Information/Policies & Procedures
COuRSE DELIVERy

Courses are offered in one or a combination of formats, including print-based, online, video, audio, and CD-ROM. Course delivery methods are identified in the course listings.

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GENERAL INFORMATION/POLICIES & PROCEDuRES

You will receive a course guide, a Policies & Forms Guide, plus any textbook(s) and material(s) you ordered from the ODE Bookstore. Coursework is submitted via e-mail, fax, or regular mail. See course listings for more details.

onLine

After registering, you will receive access instructions plus any textbook(s) and material(s) you ordered from the ODE Bookstore. You must have a computer with an Internet connection and the latest version of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Netscape Navigator. Lesson assignments are submitted via e-mail, fax, or online course system. Most online courses require an e-mail account. For some online courses, either an eRaider account or an ODE username and password is required, which you will receive after you enroll.

FreshMan coMposition – onLine engLish 1301 anD 1302

Developed by Texas Tech University’s English department’s composition program, these courses represent the latest in the composition program’s systems approach. Students submit writing assignments and peer evaluations completely online for grading by Texas Tech University’s English department instructors. As an English 1301 or 1302 student, you must have access to a computer with Internet connectivity, a Web browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Netscape Navigator), and a word-processing program or text editor. Assignments cannot be accepted by mail. After enrolling, you will be issued a password to access the course. Because of the writing-intensive nature of these courses, you are encouraged to begin work immediately after receiving your course materials.

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Print and online courses may also feature required or ancillary course materials on CD-ROM. With some exceptions, your Windows PC must meet the following minimum requirements: • Pentium-class processor • 32 MB of RAM • 16-bit sound card • quad-speed CD-ROM drive • VGA monitor 640 x 480 running at least 256 colors Please be aware that not all publishers’ CD-ROMs are compatible with Apple computer systems. For more information about a specific CD-ROM, please contact the ODE Bookstore.

about course soFtWare

Many ODE courses are shipped with the software you will need to complete your coursework. Please verify you are able to install and run all software as soon as you receive your course materials. If you are unable to install or run any of the software shipped with your course, you must withdraw from the course within 30 days of your enrollment and return all media and materials in resalable condition to be eligible for a refund (minus all applicable fees).

protect yourseLF!

Spyware, worms, viruses, and trojans are malicious programs that can damage your computer’s operating system, software, and files. Such programs can even prevent you from installing or using legitimate pieces of software, including software that may accompany your ODE course. Therefore, we strongly recommend you scan your computer daily using an anti-virus program and one or more anti-spyware utilities. For more information about anti-virus and anti-spyware programs and utilities, visit your operating system’s manufacturer’s website or ask your local software retailer.

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ACCREDITATION

Texas Tech University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Credit for college courses successfully mastered is granted by the college offering the course. A member of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC), Texas Tech University is also an institutional member of the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA), the American Association for Collegiate Independent Study (AACIS), the Inter-American Distance Education Consortium (CREAD), the Texas Association for Community Service and Continuing Education (TACSCE), and the Texas Distance Learning Association (TxDLA).

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EquAL OPPORTuNITy POLICy

Texas Tech University is open to all persons eligible for admission as students regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability. All students admitted to the University are treated without discrimination in regard to their participation in University educational programs or activities. The University is an equal opportunity employer, and no applicant or employee will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability in regard to employment or during the course of employment in the institution. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex or disability in its educational programs. Any student with inquiries or complaints concerning Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (504) or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 should visit Student Disability Services at www.studentaffairs.ttu.edu/sds or call 806.742.2405.

CONFIDENTIALITy

ODE respects the privacy of students. Parents and guardians of students under the age of 18 and appropriate school administrative officials have legitimate rights of access to student records. School officials who approve course enrollments will receive a monthly report of their students’ progress. Students over the age of 18 must provide written authorization for the release of information.

HONOR SySTEM
academic integrity
It is the aim of the faculty of Texas Tech University to foster a spirit of complete honesty and a high standard of integrity. The attempt of students to present as their own any work that they have not honestly performed is regarded by the faculty and administration as a serious offense and renders the offenders liable to serious consequences, including possible suspension. The instructor in a course is responsible for initiating action for dishonesty or plagiarism that occurs in his or her class. In cases of convincing evidence of or admitted academic dishonesty or plagiarism, an instructor should take appropriate action. Before taking such action, however, the instructor should attempt to discuss the matter with the student. If cheating is suspected on a final exam, the instructor should not submit a grade until a reasonable attempt can be made to contact the student, preferably within one month after the end of the semester. See the section on Academic Conduct in the Code of Student Conduct for details of this policy. The Code of Student Conduct is available from the Office of Student Judicial Programs, 806.742.1714, or online at www.studentaffairs.ttu.edu or www.depts.ttu.edu/studentjudicialprograms.

according to the undergraduate/graduate catalog:

“Cheating” includes, but is not limited to, the following: 1. Copying from another student’s test paper. 2. Using materials during a test that have not been authorized by the person giving the test. 3. Failing to comply with instructions given by the person administering the test. 4. Possessing materials during a test that are not authorized by the person giving the test, such as class notes or specifically designed “crib notes.” The presence of textbooks constitutes a violation only if they have been specifically prohibited by the person administering the test. 5. Using, buying, stealing, transporting, or soliciting in whole or in part the contents of an unadministered test, test key, homework solution, or computer program.

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6. Collaborating with, or seeking aid or receiving assistance from, another student or individual during a test, or in conjunction with an assignment without authority. 7. Discussing the contents of an examination with another student who will take the examination. 8. Divulging the contents of an examination, for the purpose of preserving questions for use by another, when the instructor has designated that the examination is not to be removed from the examination room or not to be returned to or kept by the student. 9. Substituting for another person, or permitting another person to substitute for oneself to take a course, a test, or any course-related assignment. 10. Paying or offering money or other valuable thing to or coercing another person to obtain an unadministered test, test key, homework solution, or computer program, or information about an unadministered test, test key, homework solution, or computer program. 11. Falsifying research data, laboratory reports, and/or other academic work offered for credit. 12. Taking, keeping, misplacing, or damaging the property of the University, or of another, if the student knows or reasonably should know that an unfair academic advantage would be gained by such conduct. “Plagiarism” includes, but is not limited to, the appropriation of, buying, receiving as a gift, or obtaining by any means material that is attributable in whole or in part to another source, including words, ideas, illustrations, structure, computer code, other expression and media, and presenting that material as one’s own academic work being offered for credit. Any student who fails to give credit for quotations or for an essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines, Internet documents, reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student is guilty of plagiarism. “Collusion” includes, but is not limited to, the unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing academic assignments offered for credit or collaboration with another person to commit a violation of any section of the rules on scholastic dishonesty. “Falsifying academic records” includes, but is not limited to, altering or assisting in the altering of any official record of the university, and/or submitting false information or omitting requested information that is required for or related to any academic record of the University. Academic records include, but are not limited to, applications for admission, the awarding of a degree, grade reports, test papers, registration materials, grade change forms, and reporting forms used by the Office of the Registrar. A former student who engages in such conduct is subject to a bar against readmission, revocation of a degree, and withdrawal of a diploma. “Misrepresenting facts” to the University or an agent of the University includes, but is not limited to, providing false grades or resumés; providing false or misleading information in an effort to receive a postponement or an extension on a test, quiz, or other assignment for the purpose of obtaining an academic or financial benefit for oneself or another individual; or providing false or misleading information in an effort to injure another student academically or financially.

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PRIVACy POLICy

For information about Texas Tech University’s Privacy Policy, visit www.ttu.edu/policy/privacy.php.

STuDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

If you are a college student, submit documentation that describes the nature of your disability and what accommodations your disability requires. Please see the Student Disability Services website at www.studentaffairs.ttu.edu/sds or call 806.742.2405 for specific information on the documentation criteria.

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GRADE APPEALS

A student who wishes to appeal a final course grade should first consult with the course instructor, then with the department chairperson, and then, if the matter remains unresolved, with the dean of the college in which the course is offered. A grade appeal must be filed in the office of the dean of the college in which the course is offered within 45 days of the start of the next long semester after the term in which the disputed grade was received. Copies of the grade appeals policy can be obtained from any academic dean’s office or from the Center for Campus Life.

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PAyMENT OPTIONS

ODE accepts cash; check or money order drawn on a U.S. bank (payable to Texas Tech University); bank debit card; and MasterCard, VISA, Discover, or American Express. If you are paying by check, you must write your driver’s license number and date of birth on your check; otherwise your enrollment cannot be processed. We cannot accept temporary checks. Please do not send cash. Online: Fax: Mail: www.ode.ttu.edu 806.742.7222; or 742.7288 (TTUISD students only) Texas Tech University Outreach & Distance Education Box 42191 Lubbock, TX 79409-2191 All students can enroll at our office located at 9th Street and Indiana Avenue, Lubbock, Texas. A returned check for payment of tuition, fees, and/or related course materials may result in cancellation of enrollment. The student will not receive a grade until outstanding balances have been paid, regardless of who submits payment. Before grades will be released for any student, all outstanding charges (e.g., returned checks) must be cleared. This applies regardless of who made payment. Ultimately the student is responsible.

In Person:

TuITION AND FEES

Tuition and fees must be paid in full when you register. Textbooks and materials are additional expenses. You must purchase textbooks, either from the ODE Bookstore or another source. For detailed information on tuition and fees by course, visit the online college catalog on our website.

EXTEND A COuRSE

If you do not complete the course before the expiration date, you can request one six-month extension for $100.

EXCHANGE/TRANSFER A COuRSE

All requests must be made in writing. You can either mail the request to the ODE office or e-mail your request to distlearn@ttu.edu.

courses

During the first 30 days after enrollment you may: • exchange a course for another course (limited to one exchange) at no charge as long as you have not begun the course. You will be required to pay any differences between the courses and materials plus shipping to return books and materials, the original course, and to ship books and materials for the new course; or, After 30 days past your enrollment or after you have begun your course, there is a $30 transfer fee. In addition, a $12 fee will be imposed for each lesson submitted for grading prior to the transfer request. Each course can be transferred only once, and the expiration date remains the same as the original course. No refunds will be issued after a course has been transferred.

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returned check Fee
A returned check fee of $30 will be assessed for each check returned by a bank. Texas Tech University reserves the right to assign a returned/insufficient funds check to the Criminal District Attorney for collection processing.

replacement Materials
GENERAL INFORMATION/POLICIES & PROCEDuRES

If you need replacement materials, you must pay a $4 administrative processing fee plus the appropriate materials charge: • barcode labels: $5 per set • postage-paid envelopes: 50¢ each • Course Guide: $13 each • Policies & Forms Guide: $5 each (Policies & Forms are available free online at www.ode.ttu.edu)

REFuNDS

The following fees are non-refundable: • administrative processing • extension • transfer • textbook and materials shipping All requests for refunds must be made in writing. No refunds will be made without a written request. Refund requests will be evaluated based on the postmark or the date of the e-mail requesting the refund and will not be processed until all returnable materials have been received in the ODE office. Refunds of less than $5 will not be made.

reFunD rate scheDuLe

Postmarked requests for refunds will be evaluated based on the date the enrollment is processed through ODE. 1-30 calendar days from date of enrollment ..............100% (less applicable fees) After 30 calendar days ...............................................no refund A $12 fee will be imposed for each lesson submitted for grading prior to the refund request.

time period refund rate

APPLyING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Financial aid is available to students who are admitted to a Texas Tech University resident degree program or the Bachelor of General Studies degree program at a distance. Visiting students and high school students are not eligible. For more information about your eligibility, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at 806.742.3681, or visit their website at www.financialaid.ttu.edu, or e-mail finaid.advisor@ttu.edu. The Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) authorizes reimbursement for a course in accordance with each branch’s educational support program. Active service personnel should contact their base, post, or shipboard education service officer for enrollment forms and fee payment information. For more information, call the DANTES office at 800.452.1085. If you are a Texas resident who is blind or permanently and severely visually- or hearing-impaired as defined in Section 91.051(5) of the Human Resources Code, you are entitled to an exemption from payment of tuition fees at any institution of higher education using public funds as specified in Senate Bill 183, 73rd Regular Session of the Texas State Legislature. Contact your local office of the Texas Commission for the Blind or the Texas Rehabilitation Commission for further information.

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SuPPORT SERVICES
Library services
(available only to college students or students taking dual-credit courses) http://library.ttu.edu/dlservices/ Toll-free reference service: 888.270.3369 (available during normal operating hours) Outreach & Distance Education students enjoy many of the same library services offered to traditional students. • TTU Libraries check-out - generally three-week loan on most items. Items will be mailed to students living outside the city of Lubbock. • Online and telephone renewal for items already checked out • Electronic reserve • Free copying of items within Reserve that would otherwise be checked out in-house (old tests, articles, etc., with the exception of books) • Document Delivery’s Interlibrary Loan service is available for articles not owned by the TTU Libraries, which usually are delivered electronically. Students are encouraged to use their local library for books. • Document Delivery’s Library Express is a service available for items owned by the TTU Libraries. Items are shipped free, but students are responsible for returning items. • Texshare Card Service (if enrolled as Texas Tech University student) • Access to same electronic resources as in-house library patrons • Access to media materials in the Main Library Digital Media Studio (DMS) Collection (three-day check out could be extended to five or seven days to compensate for delivery and return of item) • 24-hour e-mail “Ask a Librarian” service. Most responses are within 24 hours. Online reference chat service. • Introduction to Library Research (LIBR 1100) is available to Distance Education students as section 270.

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technoLogy services anD support - ttu inForMation technoLogy Division

(available only to college students taking an online, CD-ROM, or ENGL 1301/1302 course) www.helpdesk.ttu.edu Toll-free IT Help: 877.484.3573 (available during operating hours, see table below) If you are currently enrolled in an academic, online course through Outreach & Distance Education, you will be provided with the following services. • IT Help Central – www.helpdesk.ttu.edu IT Help Central is your single point of contact for computer support and TTU connectivity issues. • eRaider Account – Your TTU Electronic Identity – http://eRaider.ttu.edu Your eRaider account must be used to access IT services and other TTU systems and resources; upon registration, you will be assigned a username and activation code. You must then set your own secure password. Details are included on the eRaider website. • Computer-based Training – www.cbt.ttu.edu Over 1700 self-paced, interactive, online training courses provided at no additional charge. • Safe Computing Practices Information – http://safecomputing.ttu.edu Find information about viruses, worms, Trojan horses, identity theft, blogging, as well as recommended practices, upcoming events, and additional resources. reguLar hours - c.s.t.
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to Midnight Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday: 1 p.m. to Midnight

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Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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TEXTBOOkS AND MATERIALS

Most required books and materials for courses listed in this catalog are available in the ODE Bookstore unless otherwise noted. We recommend that you purchase books and materials at the time you enroll (unless otherwise stated in the course description) because books may be updated or become unavailable. If you choose to purchase books from other bookstores and/or borrow them from libraries or schools, it is your responsibility to obtain the correct edition of each book. GENERAL INFORMATION/POLICIES & PROCEDuRES Note: If you are enrolling in ENGL 1301 or 1302 or PSY 1300 online you must buy the textbooks and materials for these courses from ODE at the time of enrollment. Whenever possible, the ODE Bookstore stocks used books. If used books are not available, we reserve the right to substitute a new book, and you will be billed for the difference. If you receive a used book but paid the new book price, you will be refunded the difference. Because of factors beyond our control, textbook prices, titles, or editions may change without notice. Current textbook information can be found on our website. Unless you purchase books in person at the ODE Bookstore, you will be charged for shipping. Cost of Textbooks UPS Ground 2nd Day Overnight Up to $39.99 ...........................$8 ............... $13 ................$28 $40 to $109.99 .......................$12 ............. $19 ................$40 Over $110 ...............................$14 ............. $25 ................* *Call ODE Bookstore for pricing. For assistance in calculating the fees for your textbooks and materials, or for shipments outside of the contiguous United States, contact our office. Shipments outside the contiguous United States will be charged the actual shipping fee.

textbook replacement

If your textbooks are lost or damaged in transit, contact us within 15 days of enrollment to request replacement of missing or mail-damaged books or materials.

textbook refunds and buying back books

If you withdraw from a course and return your textbooks within 30 calendar days after your enrollment, you will receive a 100% refund. After 30 days, or after completing the course, we will buy back textbooks only if they are still being used for the course and are in condition to be resold. Visit the website to verify that the textbooks are still being used by ODE to obtain a buy-back price. Unless otherwise stated in the course description, we do not buy back workbooks, course guides, supplies, tapes, videos, and some CDs/CD-ROMs. To guarantee delivery, books must be returned by insured parcel post or United Parcel Service (UPS). Please allow two to four weeks from our receipt of the books to process a refund.

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Texas Tech University also offers semester-based degree programs.
Some programs require short visits to an off-campus site or the Lubbock campus. Refer to the program description at www.de.ttu.edu for more information.

DISTANCE LEARNING AND OFF-CAMPuS INSTRuCTION DEGREE PROGRAMS

uNDERGRADuATE DEGREES Bachelor of General Studies Bachelor of Science in Architecture† Bachelor of Science in Horticultural and Turf Grass Sciences Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies CERTIFICATE & CERTIFICATION PREPARATION PROGRAMS Autism Crop Protection Deaf & Hard of Hearing Dual Sensory Educational Diagnostician Family and Consumer Science Education (FCSE) Teacher Education** Fibers and Textiles Generic Special Education Gerontology* Horticultural Landscape Management Orientation & Mobility Principal Professional† Soil Management Superintendent Professional† Visual Impairment MASTER’S DEGREES Master of Art Education† Master of Arts in Technical Communication Master of Agriculture Master of Education in Educational Leadership† Master of Education in Instructional Technology Master of Education in Special Education Master of Engineering Master of Science in Agricultural Education

Master of Science in Computer Science† Master of Science in Crop Science Master of Science in Family and Consumer Science Education* Master of Science in Horticultural and Turf Grass Sciences Master of Science in Human Development and Family Studies emphasis in Gerontology* Master of Science in Multidisciplinary Sciences† Master of Science in Restaurant, Hotel, & Institutional Management Master of Science in Software Engineering Master of Science in Systems and Engineering Management† DOCTORAL DEGREES Doctor of Education in Agricultural Education (joint program with Texas A&M University) Doctor of Philosophy in Technical Communication and Rhetoric Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership† Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science† Doctor of Philosophy in Systems and Engineering Management† * Inter-institutional program offered through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance - GPIDEA ** Inter-institutional program offered through the Family and Consumer Science Alliance
† This program requires attendance at one of Texas Tech University’s Off-campus Sites: TTU at Abilene, TTU at Amarillo, TTU at El Paso, TTU at Fredericksburg, TTU at Highland Lakes, or TTU Center at Junction.

Wherever “here” is, pursuing your educational goals through Texas Tech University’s Division of Outreach & Distance Education is possible!

Box 42191 | Lubbock, TX 79409-2191 0587-44-4116


				
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