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Grad Catalog 03-05

CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
Graduate Study

CHAPTER 2
Admission and
Registration

CHAPTER 3
Degree
Requirements

CHAPTER 4
Fields
of Study

CHAPTER 5
Members of
Graduate Studies
Committees

APPENDIX
Course
Abbreviations

 

    

Graduate School

The following courses are offered as part of the Office of Graduate Studies intellectual entrepreneurship program; they are taught by members of the Graduate School intellectual entrepreneurship faculty and by faculty members from throughout the University. Graduate School courses are open to University graduate students in any academic program, including nondegree students, on a first-come-first-served basis. Information about the intellectual entrepreneurship program is given in chapter 1; additional information is published by the Office of Graduate Studies.

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2003-2004 and 2004-2005; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Graduate School: GRS

180E, 280E, 380E. Conference Course in Graduate Studies.
Independent study of pedagogical, communication, and administrative issues in graduate education. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

388S. Practicum in Oral Academic Communication.
Restricted to international students. Practice for nonnative speakers of English in the linguistic, discourse, and strategic skills required for oral communication in their disciplines. Three lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

388W. Practicum in Written Academic Communication.
Restricted to international students. Designed to help nonnative speakers of English develop the linguistic accuracy and facility with rhetorical conventions required to produce acceptable texts in their disciplines. Three lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

389S. The Culture of Academic Communication.
Restricted to international students. Designed for students whose native language is not English but who have advanced proficiency. Allows students to develop the types of oral communication skills and explore the conventions commonly practiced in their fields in the United States. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

389T. Culture and Communication for University Teaching.
Restricted to international students. Exploration of the linguistic, cultural, and pedagogical aspects of teaching at the university level. Emphasis on language use, the practice of common teaching tasks, and teaching styles and academic culture in the United States. Required for international teaching assistants and assistant instructors with student contact. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, current or expected appointment as a teaching assistant or assistant instructor with student contact, and consent of instructor.

389W. The Culture of Academic Writing.
Restricted to international students. Designed to allow advanced nonnative speakers of English to explore and practice the writing conventions of American academics and professionals in diverse disciplines. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

390C. Academic and Professional Consulting.
Study of how to organize and apply academic knowledge and research in the public and private sectors. Focus on the opportunities for and principles of effective consulting. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

390F. Professional Internship.
Independent work in a professional environment. Students are supervised by a professional mentor as well as a faculty member. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the student's graduate adviser and the Office of Graduate Studies.

390G. Entrepreneurship.
How the efforts of individuals, organizations, and broader business environments become and contribute to successful entrepreneurial activities. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

190J, 290J, 390J. Topics in Professional Development.
Study of special topics such as conflict resolution, media and public affairs, and administration and management issues in academic and professional settings. One, two, or three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

390K. K-12 Internship.
Independent work in a K-12-related environment. Students are supervised by a professional mentor as well as a faculty member. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the student's graduate adviser and the Office of Graduate Studies.

390M. Academic and Professional Uses of Technology.
The integration of technology into the classroom and other academic and nonacademic contexts. Focus on instructional and presentational uses of technology. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

390N. Preparing Future Faculty Internship.
Priority is given to students in their final two years of graduate study. Individual work with faculty members in the Texas PFF consortium, designed to prepare students for academic careers at diverse types of educational institutions. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the student's graduate adviser and the Office of Graduate Studies.

390P. Multicultural Issues in Academic and Professional Instruction.
Study of how attitudes and prejudices based on race and ethnicity influence teaching. Focus on how the awareness of these influences can be used for instructional purposes from college classrooms to corporate settings. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

390R. Academic and Professional Ethics.
How ethical systems and specific decisions in both academic and professional situations influence theoretical, strategic, operational, and relational outcomes. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

390S. Academic and Professional Communication.
Theory and practice of speaking in academic settings. Emphasis is on the application of principles of effective speaking to discipline-specific examples. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

390T. Advanced College Teaching Methods.
Designed for doctoral students, but master's-degree students who plan to be college teachers may also enroll. Exploration of issues in higher education; research on new strategies for teaching and learning at the college level. This course provides training beyond the basic teaching skills covered in each graduate field's supervised teaching course. May include discovery learning techniques. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, teaching experience, and consent of instructor.

390W. Academic and Professional Writing.
Theory and practice of writing in academic settings. Emphasis is on the application of writing theory and effective writing principles to discipline-specific examples. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

 


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Graduate Catalog
Contents
Chapter 1 - Graduate Study
Chapter 2 - Admission and Registration
Chapter 3 - Degree Requirements
Chapter 4 - Fields of Study
Chapter 5 - Members of Graduate Studies Committees
Appendix - Course Abbreviations

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12 August 2003. Office of the Registrar

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