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CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
The University

CHAPTER 2
School of Architecture

CHAPTER 3
Red McCombs
School of Business


CHAPTER 4
College of Communication

CHAPTER 5
College of Education

CHAPTER 6
College of Engineering

CHAPTER 7
College of Fine Arts

CHAPTER 8
College of Liberal Arts

CHAPTER 9
College of
Natural Sciences


CHAPTER 10
School of Nursing

CHAPTER 11
College of Pharmacy

CHAPTER 12
School of Social Work

CHAPTER 13
The Faculty

Texas Common Course Numbering System
(Appendix A)

APPENDIX B
Degree and Course Abbreviations



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Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2000-2001 and 2001-2002; 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 that have been made to the courses listed here since this catalog was printed.

A full explanation of course numbers is given in General Information. In brief, the first digit of a course number indicates the semester hour value of the course. The second and third digits indicate the rank of the course: if they are 01 through 19, the course is of lower-division rank; if 20 through 79, of upper-division rank; if 80 through 99, of graduate rank.

Cognitive Science

Cognitive Science: CGS

Upper-Division Course

360. Cognitive Science: The Study of Mind.
An introduction to the study of mind known as cognitive science, focusing on key areas such as vision and language, cognition and problem solving, artificial intelligence. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 1: Introduction to Cognitive Science. Same as Linguistics 373 (Topic 7: Introduction to Cognitive Science) and Philosophy 365 (Topic 2:Introduction to Cognitive Science).

Comparative Literature

Unless otherwise stated in the description below, each class meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Comparative Literature: C L

Upper-Division Courses

320. Conference Course in Comparative Literature.
Independent study of literary projects under supervision of professors in comparative literature. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in literature, of which three hours must be in a classical or foreign language.

323. Topics in Comparative Literature.
Study of masterpieces of world literature; of different literary genres; of the relationship between literature and other disciplines, such as psychology, philosophy, and film; and of special topics of a comparative nature. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 2: Literature and Music. Same as English 320M (Topic 1: Literature and Music). Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 2) and English 320M (Topic: Literature and Music: Shakespeare to Stravinsky) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Rhetoric and Composition 306 and English 316K or their equivalents, and three additional semester hours of lower division coursework in either English or rhetoric and composition.

Topic 3: Autobiography: A Modern Literary Species. Same as African and African American Studies 374 (Topic 25: Autobiography: A Modern Literary Species), English 379N (Topic 5: Autobiography: A Modern Literary Species), and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 374 (Topic 2: Autobiography: A Modern Literary Species). Prerequisite: Rhetoric and Composition 306 and English 316K or their equivalents, and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in either English or rhetoric and composition.

Topic 4: Self-Revelation in Women's Writing. Same as African and African American Studies 374 (Topic 26: Self-Revelation in Women's Writing), English 376L (Topic 9: Self-Revelation in Women's Writing), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 374 (Topic 3: Self-Revelation in Women's Writing), and Women's Studies 340 (Topic 14: Self-Revelation in Women's Writing). Prerequisite: Rhetoric and Composition 306 and English 316K or their equivalents, and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in either English or rhetoric and composition.

324. The History of Fantastic Literature.
Open to all University students. The history of fantastic and fantasy literature.

Department of Economics

Unless otherwise stated in the description below, each class meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Economics: ECO

Lower-Division Courses

304K. Introduction to Microeconomics.
Analysis of the economic behavior of individual consumers, firms, and workers; special attention to the role of markets. Economics 303 and 304K may not both be counted.

304L. Introduction to Macroeconomics.
Analysis of the economy as a whole (its organization and the basic forces influencing its growth and development); money and banking, national income, public finance, and international linkages. Economics 302 and 304L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Economics 304K (or 303).

119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Economics.
This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Economics. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Upper-Division Courses

420K. Microeconomic Theory.
A survey of neoclassical and contemporary theories of the principal determinants of prices and of the role of prices in economic organization. Four lecture hours a week for one semester. Required of students majoring in economics. Prerequisite: Economics 304K (or 303) and 304L (or 302) with a grade of at least C in each, and Mathematics 403K and 403L or Mathematics 408C and 408D with a grade of at least C in each. Mathematics 408C and 408D are strongly recommended for economics majors.

320L. Macroeconomic Theory.
Theory of the determination of national income, employment, and the price level, with policy implications. Required of students majoring in economics. Prerequisite: Economics 420K (or 320K) or consent of instructor.

321. Public Economics.
Study of appropriate allocations of economic activity between government (federal, state, and local) and the private sector. The workings of social security, welfare, education, pollution control, deregulation, taxation; and proposals for reform. Prerequisite: Economics 420K (or 320K) and three additional semester hours of social science, or consent of instructor.

322. Money and Banking.
The role of money and depository institutions in the economy; introduction to financial and monetary theory and policy. Only one of the following may be counted: Economics 322, Finance 354, 354H. Prerequisite: Economics 320L and three additional semester hours of social science, or consent of instructor.

323T. Studies in Economic History.
Study of economic development, emphasizing more recent periods; causal factors, emerging problems, and major policy issues. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; Economics 304K (or 303) and 304L (or 302) with a grade of at least C in each; and six hours of coursework in social science or consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Economic History of the United States. Economic history of the United States from colonial times to the present. Includes some aspects of labor history, industrial organization, financial history, and socioeconomic perspectives.

Topic 2: World Economic History. Same as History 366N (Topic 13: World Economic History). Economic history of the world from the Industrial Revolution to the present, with emphasis on technology as the engine of change.

324. Introduction to Labor Economics.
Study of labor in industrial societies, with emphasis on principles, institutions, and policies for understanding labor and personnel problems. Prerequisite: Economics 420K (or 320K) and three additional semester hours of social science, or consent of instructor.

327. Comparative Economic Systems.
Theories of and practices in the principal types of economic systems. Prerequisite: Economics 304K (or 303) and 304L (or 302) with a grade of at least C in each, and six additional semester hours of social science.

328. Industrial Organization.
The organization of industries and markets: competition, monopoly, and oligopoly; antitrust policy and its alternatives. Prerequisite: Economics 420K (or 320K) and three additional semester hours of social science, or consent of instructor.

329. Economic Statistics.
Methods of statistical analysis and interpretation of quantitative data in the field of economics. Required of economics majors. Prerequisite: Economics 304K (or 303) and 304L (or 302) with a grade of at least C in each, and Mathematics 403K and 403L or Mathematics 408C and 408D with a grade of at least C in each. Mathematics 408C and 408D are strongly recommended.

129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Economics.
This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Economics. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

333K. Development Economics.
Introduction to theories of economic development; discussion of leading issues. Asian Studies 361 (Topic 21: Development Economics) and Economics 333K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Economics 304K (or 303) and 304L (or 302) with a grade of at least C in each, and six additional semester hours of social science.

334K. Urban Economics.
Economic analysis of urban areas; emphasis on the nature of current urban problems--slums, transportation, finance--and an evaluation of current policy. Prerequisite: Economics 420K (or 320K) or consent of instructor.

334L. Regional Economics.
Spatial aspects of economics, including concepts, theories, and policy applications. Economics 334L and 350K (Topic: Regional Economics) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Economics 304K (or 303) and 304L (or 302) with a grade of at least C in each, and six additional semester hours of social science; or consent of instructor.

339K. International Economics.
International trade theory, balance of payments, commodity trade, international finance and foreign exchange rates, foreign investments. Economics 339K and International Business 350 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Economics 420K (or 320K) and three additional semester hours of social science, or consent of instructor.

339L. International Finance.
How foreign exchange rates are determined, why national interest rates differ, why risk is inherent when trading in international finance markets, and the role of international organizations such as the International Monetary Fund in crisis management. Prerequisite: Economics 420K (or 320K) and 339K with a grade of at least C in each, or consent of instructor.

341K. Introduction to Econometrics.
Introduces the student to standard regression procedures of parameter estimation and hypothesis testing in economics. Prerequisite: Economics 420K (or 320K) and 329 with a grade of at least C in each; Mathematics 408D is recommended.

346K. Russian Economic Development since 1917.
The growth of the planned economy in industry, agriculture, and labor. Economics 346K and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 13: Russian Economic Development since 1917) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Economics 304K (or 303) and 304L (or 302) with a grade of at least C in each, and six additional semester hours of social science; or consent of instructor.

350K. Selected Topics in Economics.
Topics may include problems in economic theory, applications, and economic policy. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 4: Advanced Econometrics. Theory of the linear regression model used widely in economic applications, including model specification, least squares and maximum likelihood estimation, hypothesis testing, multicollinearity, dummy variables, heteroskedasticity, and discrete choice models. Prerequisite: Economics 420K (or 320K) and 329, Mathematics 408D, 340L, or 341 (or 311), and six additional semester hours of social science; or consent of instructor. Economics 341K or Mathematics 362K is recommended.

Topic 6: Advanced Microeconomic Theory. Modern theory of the consumer and the firm. Topics include an analysis of consumer choice and demand functions, the theory of supply, cost and profit functions, duality theory, consumer surplus, choice under uncertainty, and partial equilibrium analysis. Emphasis on both economic principles and quantitative methods, especially static and dynamic optimization models. Prerequisite: Economics 420K (or 320K) and 329, Mathematics 408D, 340L, or 341 (or 311), and six additional semester hours of social science; or consent of instructor.

Topic 7: Applied Economic Analysis. Major issues in applied economics, including relevant theoretical and empirical models. Prerequisite: Economics 420K (or 320K) and 329, Mathematics 408D, 340L, or 341 (or 311), and six additional semester hours of social science; or consent of instructor. Economics 341K or Mathematics 362K is recommended.

351K. Current Issues in Business Economics.
Newly emerging problems in business and the approaches used for structuring, analyzing, and treating them. Prerequisite: Economics 420K (or 320K), 320L, 329, and any four courses in the Business Foundations Program.

351L. Business Trends and the Operational Environment in the United States Economy.
The technological basis of the United States economy; conditions, such as regulations, that define the macroenvironment. Economics 350K (Topic 1: Business Trends in the United States Economy) and 351L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Economics 420K (or 320K), 320L, 329, and any four courses in the Business Foundations Program.

351M. Managerial Economics.
The use of economic analysis optimizing techniques as tools for improving managerial decision making in business. Economics 320M and 351M may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Economics 420K (or 320K); and Economics 329 or Mathematics 362K with a grade of at least C, or consent of instructor.

354K. Introductory Game Theory.
Introduction to the formal study of interdependent decision making. Applications of game theory include pricing and advertising strategies, labor-management bargaining, and tariff negotiations. Economics 350K (Topic: Game Theory) and 354K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Economics 420K (or 320K) and 329, and Mathematics 403L or 408D.

355. Development Problems and Policies in Latin America.
Same as Latin American Studies 355 (Topic 1: Development Problems and Policies in Latin America). Description of the Latin American economy; business and market organization; problem of growth (involving credit, public finance, trade, investment aspects). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and Economics 304K (or 303) and 304L (or 302) with a grade of at least C in each; or consent of instructor.

357K. Marxist Economics.
An introduction to the Marxian economic theory of capitalism through the study of Karl Marx's Capital, volume I, and of its contemporary relevance. Only one of the following may be counted: Economics 357K; Post-Soviet and East European Studies 335 (Topic 1: Marxist Economics); Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 1: Marxist Economics). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and Economics 304K (or 303) and 304L (or 302) with a grade of at least C in each; or consent of instructor.

357L. Political Economy of International Crisis.
Examines several dimensions of the ongoing crises in the world economic order and the interrelationships among them. Problem areas covered are neoliberalism, international money, debt, famine, immigration, and energy shocks. Only one of the following may be counted: Economics 350K (Topic 3: Political Economy of International Crisis); 357L; Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 14: Political Economy of International Crisis). Prerequisite: Economics 304K (or 303) and 304L (or 302) with a grade of at least C in each, and six additional semester hours of coursework in social science.

359M. Environmental and Natural Resource Economics.
Optimal use of exhaustible and renewable resources, including fuels, minerals, fisheries, forests, and water; resource scarcity and economic growth; valuation of nonmarketed environmental amenities; the economics of pollution control instruments, including taxes, permits, direct regulation, and negotiation; environmental quality and international trade; the economics of global climate change; pollution control policy in practice. Economics 350K (Topic: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics) and 359M may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Economics 420K (or 320K) and 329, and Mathematics 403L or 408D.

361. Studies in Public Economics.
Studies in the principal problem areas of governmental revenues and expenditures. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Economics 304K (or 303) and 304L (or 302) with a grade of at least C in each, Economics 321 or consent of instructor, and six semester hours of upper-division economics or government.

361N. Informational Society.
The social impact of the current technological changes in electronics, communications, and automation; focus on efficient institutions given the technological possibilities. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and Economics 304K (or 303) and 304L (or 302) with a grade of at least C in each; or consent of instructor.

362M. Mathematics for Economists.
Application of mathematics in economic analysis. Prerequisite: Economics 420K (or 320K) and Mathematics 408D, or consent of instructor.

363C. Computational Economics.
Economics 362M (Topic: Computational Economics) and 363C may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Economics 420K (or 320K) or 320L, and Mathematics 403L or 408D; or consent of instructor.

367R. Monetary Economics.
Major issues in the monetary field. Economics 367 and 367R may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Economics 420K (or 320K) and 320L, Economics 322, or consent of instructor.

368. Survey of the History of Economic Thought.
Prerequisite: Economics 304K (or 303) and 304L (or 302) with a grade of at least C in each.

369F. Financial Economics.
Economic analysis of the operation of financial markets, including arbitrage theory, asset pricing, and corporate finance. Prerequisite: Economics 420K (or 320K), 322, and 329 with a grade of at least C in each, or consent of instructor.

372M. Studies in Developing Economies.
An introductory analysis of the structure, functioning, and problems of developing economies. Specific geographical areas to be studied will vary each semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Economics 420K (or 320K), and six semester hours of upper-division coursework in social science or consent of instructor.

376M. Studies in Labor Economics.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Economics 304K (or 303) and 304L (or 302) with a grade of at least C in each, Economics 324, and six semester hours of upper-division social science or consent of instructor.

377R. Economics Research.
Designed to teach undergraduate students how to conduct research. Focus on four fundamentals of economic research: the economic theory that underlies the research question, the research methods used, conducting research, and writing the research report. Three lecture hours a week for one semester; some topics may require field trips. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and Economics 420K (or 320K), 320L, and 329. Economics 341K or 350K (Topic 4: Advanced Econometrics) is recommended.

378H. Honors Tutorial Course I.
Supervised individual reading, research, and writing of a substantial paper on a special topic in the field of economics. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, admission to the Economics Honors Program, and consent of the honors adviser.

379C. Individual Conference Course.
Supervised individual study of selected problems in economics. May be repeated for credit. May not be counted toward the twenty-four semester hours in economics required for the major in economics. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor. Students should ordinarily have completed six semester hours of upper-division coursework in economics and coursework with supervising instructor.

379H. Honors Tutorial Course II.
Supervised individual reading, research, and writing of a substantial paper on a special topic in the field of economics. Prerequisite: Economics 378H.



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Contents
Chapter 1 - The University
Chapter 2 - School of Architecture
Chapter 3 - Red McCombs School of Business
Chapter 4 - College of Communication
Chapter 5 - College of Education
Chapter 6 - College of Engineering
Chapter 7 - College of Fine Arts
Chapter 8 - College of Liberal Arts
Chapter 9 - College of Natural Sciences
Chapter 10 - School of Nursing
Chapter 11 - College of Pharmacy
Chapter 12 - School of Social Work
Chapter 13 - The Faculty
Texas Common Course Numbering System (Appendix A)
Appendix B


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