All resident courses offered at Montana Tech at the date of catalog publication are listed in this section. Credits for each course are given in semester-hours.
Please note: The college reserves the right to cancel any scheduled course at any time through the first meeting of the class. All published class schedules are tentative and are not contractual in nature. The college reserves the right to cancel or discontinue any course because of small enrollment or for other reasons. In order to assure quality education, the college reserves the right to limit further registrations when the maximum number set by the department has been reached. The college reserves the right to make changes in schedules and/or faculty when necessary.
(R) - Certain activity courses designated with a (R), including band, chorus and intercollegiate athletics, may be repeated for credit and grade. (See additional restrictions regarding HPER classes under “Academic Regulations and Requirements ” in this catalog). However, these courses may not count toward graduation in certain degree programs. Students should consult with their advisor and/or department head for applicability of these courses toward their degree. A maximum of 10 credits of HPER classes can be counted in a student’s grade point average.
(W) - Courses with a “W” following the course number meet upper division writing requirements.
(Hc) - Honors Component. This course has an optional Honors component that is open to all students meeting the prerequisites established by the instructor and students in the Honors Program. The Honors component is meant to enhance the breadth and depth of the normal course material.
Credit - Contact Hour Distribution
The total credits and weekly contact hours are shown for each course of instruction. To illustrate, a course of instruction shown as: 4 Cr.. (Hrs.:.: 3 Lec. 3 Lab) is a 4 semester-credit course which requires 3 weekly contact hours of lecture and 3 weekly contact hours of laboratory.
Prerequisites & Corequisites
Before enrolling in a course, all specified prerequisites must be completed with passing grades. Corequisites, if not completed prior to registration in the course, must be taken and successfully carried at the same time. Each instructor has the authority to enforce the printed prerequisites listed for his or her courses. This must be done within the first ten days of classes of the semester.
Withdrawal from the corequisites necessitates withdrawal from the course for which it is required. Students who fail a course that is a prerequisite for a course in which they are currently registered must drop the second course and not register for that course until the prerequisite is completed.
General Education Requirements
Courses meeting the communications, humanities or social sciences General Education Core Requirements are listed in the Undergraduate Academic Programs section, and are also denoted at the end of the individual course descriptions on the following pages.
Common Course Numbering for University of Montana Campuses
During the summer of 1999, the four units comprising the University of Montana began discussions regarding the implementation of a common course numbering system for the University. Montana Tech has implemented the first phase of this process by initiating four-digit course numbering, and by adopting certain University of Montana-Missoula course numbering standards. These changes provide for the designation of courses that are common between campuses or unique to a campus, as well as assuring that certain types of courses are numbered in a common fashion across all UM campuses. The timeline for implementation at other UM campuses is unknown at this time.
Most courses numbered below 1000 are not applicable toward Associate of Science or Baccalaureate degrees. (Note: see department head) Undergraduates can enroll in 5000-level courses to complete a B. S. Degree with their advisor’s approval. Also, 4000-level courses may be taken for graduate credit with the approval of the student’s advisor and the director of the graduate school. Following the course description, the semester(s) in which the course is normally offered is indicated:
University of Montana Common Course Numbering Conventions:
0001-0099 Remedial course work (credit cannot be applied to any degree)
0100-0999 Technical course work through College of Technology
1000-2999 Undergraduate Lower Division (1st & 2nd year) course work
3000-4999 Undergraduate Upper Division (3rd & 4th year) course work
5000-6999 Graduate course work
Second and Third Digit Designation:
X98X Internship (e.g., EMET 498 – Metallurgy Internship)
X90X Research, Development or Design
X94X Seminar (e.g., CHEM 5946 – Graduate Geochem Seminar)
X91X Special Topics
X96X Independent Study
X97X Special Problems
X99X Thesis Research
MUS Transfer Initiative
The Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education (OCHE) has been working with the campuses of the Montana University System to develop a set of Common Course Numbers (CCN) to be used universally across the campuses to make it easier to transfer between campuses.
The disciplines that have been converted are:
- Accounting (ACTG)
- Radiology (AHXR)
- Anthropology (ANTY)
- Art (ARTZ)
- Biology (BIOB, BIOM, BIOO, BIOH)
- Business Finance (BFIN)
- Chemistry, Bio-Chemistry (CHMY) (BCH)
- Computer Applications (CAPP)
- Computer Science (CSCI)
- Construction Tradies (CSTN)
- Economics (ECNS)
- Civil Engineering (ECIV)
- Electrical Engineering (EELE)
- Environmental Engineering (EENV)
- General Engineering (EGEN)
- Materials Engineering (EMAT)
- Mechancial Engineering (EMEC)
- Metallurgical Engineering (EMET)
- Civil Engineering Technology (ETCC)
- Welding Engineering (EWLD)
- Geology (GEO)
- Geophysics (GEOP)
- Geography (GPHY)
- History (HSTA and HSTR)
- Information Technology Systems (ITS)
- Languages (FRCH, ARAB, GRMN, SPNS)
- Literature (LIT)
- Mathematics (M)
- Medical Assisting (AHMA), (AHMS)
- Music (MUSI)
- Nursing (NRSG)
- Philosophy (PHL)
- Physics (PHSX)
- Political Science (PSCI)
- Psychology (PSYX)
- Sociology (SOCI)
- Software Engineering (ESOF)
- Statistics (STAT)
- Technical Administrative Skills (TASK)
- Writing (WRIT)
- Welding Technology (WLDG)