Feb 20, 2020  
2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Sociology

  
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    SOC 4520 - Population and Society

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: SOC 1010  or SOC 2010  or permission of instructor. Examines world and U.S. population trends and the impact of social forces on such demographic variables as births, deaths, migration, age, sex, education, and marital status and how these impact social conditions.


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    SOC 4560 - Organizational Structures and Processes

    3 credit hours
    Analysis of structure and processes of change, organizational environments, modes of power, ideologies, forms of control and resistance including alternatives to bureaucracy.


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    SOC 4660 - Urban and Community Studies

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: SOC 1010  or  . Focuses on the concept of community as a core idea in the historical development of sociology, concentrating on theories and historical trends of urbanization and current urban problems and policies.


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    SOC 4800 - Special Projects

    1 to 6 credit hours
    Field experiences or reading courses through which special interests or needs of the student may be pursued under individual supervision. Arrangements must be made with an instructor prior to registration.


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    SOC 4900 - Sociology Internship

    3 to 6 credit hours
    Supervised independent study in which student is placed in an organization on a contractual basis as a means of applying the principles of his/her training in preparation for eventual employment. Arrangements should be made with the intern supervisor prior to registration.


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Spanish

  
  
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    SPAN 1015 - Spanish for Concrete and Construction Management

    3 credit hours
    Introduces basic Spanish vocabulary and grammar with specific emphasis on facilitating communication, improving productivity, and promoting safety in the concrete and construction work environment. Cannot be used as prerequisite for SPAN 1020 . Open only to majors and minors in Concrete Industry Management and Construction Management Technology.


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    SPAN 1035 - Introduction to Medical Spanish

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Two years of high school language or equivalent recommended. An online introduction to the linguistic and cultural skills needed  to work with Spanish-speaking patients in a healthcare setting.


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    SPAN 2105 - Introduction to Latin American Studies

    3 credit hours
    (Same as PS 2105 , SOC 2105 , ART 2105 , ANTH 2105 , GEOG 2105 .) A multidisciplinary, team-taught introduction to Latin America. Covers the cultures and societies of the region: pre-history, history, geography, politics, art, languages, and literatures. Required course for all Latin American Studies minors. Does not count for Spanish major or minor.


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    SPAN 3000 - Group Conversational Spanish

    1 credit hour
    Conducted entirely in Spanish by a native speaker and designed to improve students’ ability to converse fluently. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 hours credit for the major; does not count for the minor. Pass/Fail.


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    SPAN 3010 - Advanced Spanish

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: SPAN 2020  or equivalent. Advanced-level practice in language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including review of Spanish grammar. Native Spanish speakers should consult with instructors before enrolling.


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    SPAN 3015 - Contemporary Cuba

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Taught in Cuba. Explores Cuban life and culture through history, education, health, economics, politics, art, society, music, and language. Credit may not be applied toward the major or minor in Spanish but may be counted toward the minor in Latin American Studies.


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    SPAN 3020 - Advanced Spanish

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: SPAN 2020  or equivalent. Advanced-level practice in language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, including review of Spanish grammar. Native Spanish speakers should consult with instructors before enrolling.


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    SPAN 3070 - Introduction to Latin American Civilizations and Cultures

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: SPAN 3010  or permission of instructor. Historical and cultural overview of Latin America from its early pre-Columbian origins to this region’s dynamic realities in the twenty-first century.


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    SPAN 3075 - Introduction to Mexican Cultures

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: SPAN 3020  or permission of instructor. Introduces various aspects of Mexican cultures, including pre-Colombian cultures, indigenous cultures, arts, literature, music, cinema, folklore, and regional artesanias (crafts). Additional focus on the process of the formation of a national identity and on contemporary political, economic, and cultural issues. Course conducted in Spanish.


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    SPAN 3080 - Introduction to Hispanic Literature

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: SPAN 3020  or permission of instructor. Acquaints students with a basic knowledge of literary criticism and theory through the study of representative works from both Spanish and Spanish-American literature.


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    SPAN 3120 - Spanish Phonetics and Pronunciation

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: SPAN 2020  or equivalent or instructor permission. A practical introduction to phonetic principles involved in achieving native-sounding Spanish pronunciation, including sounds, stress, intonation, and smooth speech styles. Native Spanish speakers or students with native-like Spanish pronunciation may not take this course for credit without instructor permission.


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    SPAN 3990 - Study Abroad

    3 to 12 credit hours
    Prerequisites: One to two years of language study depending on the program or approval of the instructor. Students will spend at least four weeks in a Spanish-speaking country studying Spanish language, literature, and culture. Students may earn credits in study abroad programs approved by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.


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    SPAN 4020 - Spanish Literature I

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: SPAN 3080  or permission of instructor. Spanish literature from its beginnings to 1700; emphasis on literary history, styles, and themes. Prose fiction and nonfiction, poetry, and drama included.


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    SPAN 4065 - Studies in Hispanic Popular Culture

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: SPAN 3080  or permission of instructor. Context, critical analysis, and perspectives on contemporary culture studies and practices. Offers preparation for a better understanding of popular culture in Hispanic countries.


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    SPAN 4900 - Directed Readings in Spanish Literature and Culture

    1 to 6 credit hours
    Prerequisites: 15 hours of Spanish or permission of instructor. Individualized intensive reading in primary and secondary sources relating to a specific topic in Spanish literature or culture.


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    SPAN 4910 - Directed Readings in Latin American Literature and Culture

    1 to 6 credit hours
    Prerequisites: 15 hours of Spanish or permission of instructor. Individualized intensive reading in primary and secondary sources relating to a specific topic in Latin American literature or culture.


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    SPAN 4920 - Spanish for Reading Knowledge

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Graduate Studies or permission of the instructor. For graduate students seeking proficiency in reading Spanish for research purposes. Open to undergraduates seeking to prepare for graduate study. Will not count toward a major or minor in Spanish or the undergraduate foreign language requirement.


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Special Education

  
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    SPED 3010 - Characteristics and Teaching of Diverse Learners

    3 credit hours
    A study of learners with disabilities as they deviate from the norm in physical, emotional, cognitive, or social characteristics. Includes meeting the needs of these learners through differentiated instruction in the least restrictive environment. (Required of all individuals who major or minor in education for state licensure.)


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    SPED 3430 - Characteristics of High Incidence Populations (Modified)

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: SPED 3010 . In-depth study of characteristics, needs, and etiology of learners with high incidence disabilities in appropriate classroom settings.


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    SPED 3440 - Characteristics of Low Incidence Populations (Comprehensive)

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: SPED 3010 . In-depth study of characteristics, needs, and etiology of learners with low incidence disabilities in appropriate classroom settings.


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    SPED 4000 - Teaching Reading to Diverse Learners

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education program or permission of the department. Opportunity for classroom teachers to better meet the needs of struggling readers in a variety of settings.


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    SPED 4120 - Curriculum, Methods, and Materials for Special Education (Comprehensive)

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education program; SPED 3010  and SPED 3440 . Development of skills in planning and implementing programs for learners with low incidence disabilities including techniques and strategies in practical applications.


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    SPED 4140 - Techniques and Strategies for Instruction in Special Education (Comprehensive)

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education; SPED 3010 SPED 3440 , and SPED 4120 . A practical application of techniques and strategies for teaching learners with low incidence disabilities. Includes teaching technique, theories and approaches, data collection, and environmental management.


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    SPED 4150 - Techniques, Methods, and Materials in Special Education (Modified)

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education; SPED 3010  and SPED 3430 . The practical application of special education techniques and methods for teaching learners with low incidence disabilities. Includes curriculum planning, methods and materials, data collection, and environmental management for learners with low incidence disabilities.


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    SPED 4160 - Educational Assessment of Exceptional Learners

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education. Selection and administration of standardized tests and subtests for the specific purpose of planning an effective instructional program. Includes information gathering techniques, evaluation of this information in selection of tests, and interpretation of information and test scores.


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    SPED 4170 - Strategic Teaching and Learning in Secondary Education (Modified)

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education program; SPED 3010  and SPED 3430 . Learning strategies instruction and the use of content enhancement routines in inclusive settings with diverse learning populations. Includes metacognitive strategies, development, and application of strategic instruction.


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    SPED 4250 - Education in the Affective Domain

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education program or permission of department; SPED 3010  and SPED 3430 . Origins of emotional/social problems in learners with disabilities and strategies for promoting positive social/emotional outcomes for these learners in schools.


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    SPED 4260 - Problems in Special Education

    1 to 3 credit hours
    A problem-oriented course, on or off campus, planned and designed for individuals, a school faculty, school system, or other professional groups. Will provide opportunities for pre-or in-service education related to assessed needs.


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    SPED 4280 - Assistive Technology in Special Education

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisites: SPED 3010 , SPED 3430  or SPED 3440 , and admission to teacher education program or permission of department. Technology–low tech and high–and how it applies to the needs of school-aged learners with disabilities. Assessing and supporting these needs through the delivery of assistive technology.


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    SPED 4380 - Collaboration and Consultation

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisites: SPED 3010  and SPED 3430  or SPED 3440 ; admission to teacher education program. Examines ways the special educator/consultant interacts with general educators, educational systems, communities, families, and learners to create appropriate educational services for exceptional learners. Examines group processes, human behavior related to interaction, and the provision of skills and knowledge critical to effective collaboration and consultation with others about the education of learners with special needs.


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    SPED 4510 - Teaching Internship, Special Education

    9 credit hours
    Supervised teaching available only for those with at least one year of paid teaching experience in the major in which endorsement is sought. Applicants must meet all prerequisites for student teaching in Special Education. Pass/Fail.


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    SPED 4720 - Promoting Family-Professional Partnerships in Special Education

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisites: SPED 3010  and SPED 3440  or SPED 3430 . Understanding the concerns and needs of parents and care providers of children who have special needs. Presents strategies and techniques for professionals to work effectively and in collaboration with parents and care providers.


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    SPED 4910 - Developmental Assessment

    3 credit hours
     Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program. A study of evaluative and diagnostic instruments and procedures used with Learners with Multiple Disabilities.


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Statistics

  
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    STAT 3150 - Mathematical Statistics I

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Two semesters of calculus. Probability theory including basic probability laws, properties of distributions, mathematical expectation, special discrete and continuous distributions, functions of random variables, and selected applications.


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    STAT 4190 - Mathematical Statistics II

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: STAT 3150  or equivalent. Theory of statistical inference. Topics include sampling distributions, decision theory, estimation, test of hypothesis, regression analysis, analysis of variance, and selected applications.


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    STAT 4200 - Statistical Methods for Forecasting

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: STAT 4190 . Topics include application of regression models in forecasting and exponential smoothing methods to forecast nonseasonal time-series, seasonal series, and globally constant seasonal models; stochastic time series models; and forecast evaluation.


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    STAT 4280 - Undergraduate Research

    1 to 4 credit hours
    Prerequisite: Permission of department. Independent investigation of a selected research problem under the guidance of a faculty member resulting in an oral and written report of results. May be repeated for a maximum of four credits.


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    STAT 4320 - Probability and Stochastic Processes

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisites: Two semesters of calculus and STAT 3150  (or MATH 2050 ) or consent of instructor. Theoretical basis for stochastic processes and their use as models of real-world phenomena. Topics include Markov chains, Poisson processes, Brownian motion and stationary processes. Applications include Gambler’s Ruin, birth and death models, hitting times, stock option pricing, and the Black-Scholes model.


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    STAT 4370 - Nonparametric Statistics

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: MATH 2050  or equivalent. Statistical tests that require no assertions about parameters or about the form of the population from which the samples are drawn. A wide range of practical problems studied.


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    STAT 4380 - Experimental Design

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: MATH 2050  or BIA 3620 . Topics include one-way analysis of variances, multiple comparison, multifactor analysis of variance, and various practical issues in experimental design. Computation and interpretation of results facilitated through the use of statistical software packages.


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    STAT 4600 - Problems in Statistics

    1 to 6 credit hours
    Prerequisites: Senior standing and consent of instructor. Students wishing to enroll must submit a written course/topic proposal to the department prior to the semester in which STAT 4600 is taken. Proposal must be approved prior to taking the course. At the conclusion, each enrollee must submit a written report to the department.


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Textiles, Merchandising, and Design

  
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    TXMD 1110 - Basic Design

    3 credit hours
    Studio course that applies the elements and principles of design, aesthetics, and problem solving within the framework of apparel design and fashion merchandising. Basic introductory sewing techniques included to apply design fundamentals to fabric. Meets five hours per week.
     


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    TXMD 1170 - Introduction to the Fashion Industry

    3 credit hours
    How the fashion world operates from planning stages to consumer. Emphasis on production and distribution of fashion goods, current trends, and technological developments.
     


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    TXMD 2180 - Textiles I

    3 credit hours
    Corequisite: TXMD 2181 . An overview of the textile industry including fibers, yarns, fabric construction, dyeing/printing techniques, and finishes. Emphasis placed on the selection of textile products in relation to end use. Includes labwork involving physical testing. Four contact hours per week.


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    TXMD 2200 - History of Fashion

    3 credit hours
    Survey of clothing and design from ancient to modern periods; consideration given to social, economic, and cultural conditions reflected in dress. Offered once a year.
     


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    TXMD 3120 - Textiles II

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisites:   TXMD 2180 /TXMD 2181 . Studio course including research and discussion of recent developments in the textile industry regarding surface design techniques, material testing, and industry economics (including sustainability issues). Work will be completed focusing on contemporary textile industry problems related to raw materials, sourcing, distribution, retailing, and consumption. Five contact hours per week.


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    TXMD 3150 - Apparel Selection and Evaluation

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisites: TXMD 2180 /TXMD 2181 . An overview of the apparel industry structure and the functions of each division. Emphasis on recognizing quality in relation to fabrication, construction, and design of garments. No construction involved. Offered once a year.


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    TXMD 3170 - Fashion Branding

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisites: TXMD 2180 /TXMD 2181 . Principles underlying the fashion process and the study of fashion branding. Special emphasis on the dissemination of fashion throughout the world market and to the fashion designers and business leaders in the fashion world today. Offered once a year.


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    TXMD 3200 - Clothing I

    3 credit hours
    Fundamental clothing construction processes necessary for advanced work in clothing, including sewing machine operation. Garment construction from a commercial pattern and quality standards. Meets five hours per week. Offered once a year.


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    TXMD 3220 - Patternmaking I

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: TXMD 3300 . Adaptation of commercial sloper patterns to individual proportions, pattern designing and application of principles of design to apparel designing. Five contact hours per week. Offered once a year.


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    TXMD 3300 - Clothing II

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite:  . Advanced fashion problems with an emphasis on fitting and finishing. A series of half-scale sample exercise projects and full-scale garments will be completed. Meets five hours per week. Offered once a year.

     


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    TXMD 3370 - Fashion Illustration I

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisites: TXMD 2180 /TXMD 2181 . An overview of fashion illustration techniques allowing skill development of the fashion croquis and garments using various media techniques to communicate fashion ideas, moods, and details. Meets five hours per week. Offered once a year.


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    TXMD 4100 - Fashion Promotion

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite:   or  ; senior standing (90 credit hours). An overview of the sales promotion process in relation to the fashion industry; emphasis on advertising, visual merchandising, special events, and fashion show production. Offered once per year.


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    TXMD 4140 - Apparel Manufacturing and Sourcing

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisites: TXMD 2180 /TXMD 2181 . Overview of textiles/apparel industry processes from raw material to consumption for apparel and other consumer products. Examines production and marketing of products, technological developments, domestic and global market strategies, and environmental practices via field trips. Offered once a year.


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    TXMD 4150 - Fashion Buying

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisites:    or  , senior standing (90 credit hours). Principles of marketing, retailing, and sales as they apply to the merchandising of fashion goods. Special emphasis on fashion buying, planning, control, and computer applications for apparel businesses. Offered once a year.


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    TXMD 4170 - Social Aspects of Clothing

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisites: Senior standing (90 credit hours) and completion of Soc/Beh Sci General Education requirements.The interaction of sociological, psychological, economic, and cultural implications of clothing and textiles. Offered once a year.


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    TXMD 4220 - Computer-Aided Apparel Design I

    3 credit hours
    Uses project-based learning with computer-aided design software applicable to the apparel and textile industries to develop and use visual communication graphics appropriate for merchandising and design applications. Five hours per week. Offered once a year.


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    TXMD 4320 - Computer Aided Apparel Design II

    3 credit hours
    Prerequisite: TXMD 4220 . Develops advanced skills using industry appropriate CAD software in a project-based learning environment. Students investigate career options and use visual communications and graphics appropriate for portfolio planning, community involvement, and industry related research and application. Five contact hours per week. Offered once a year.


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