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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
Graduate School of
Library and
Information Science

CHAPTER 10
College of
Natural Sciences

CHAPTER 11
School of Nursing

CHAPTER 12
College of Pharmacy

CHAPTER 13
School of Social Work

CHAPTER 14
The Faculty

Texas Common Course Numbering System
(Appendix A)

APPENDIX B
Degree and Course Abbreviations

 

    

8. College of Liberal Arts

Courses

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The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2002-2003 and 2003-2004; 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.

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.

Division of Rhetoric and Composition

The Division of Rhetoric and Composition provides lower- and upper-division writing instruction. Courses include the required freshman course Rhetoric and Composition 306, lower-division elective courses, and upper-division courses in rhetoric and writing. The division also administers the Undergraduate Writing Center, which supports writing instruction in all undergraduate courses, and the Computer Writing and Research Laboratories, which offer innovative approaches for integrating computers into writing instruction.

Placement in Rhetoric and Composition 306

Before enrolling in Rhetoric and Composition 306, all students must take the SAT II: Subject Test in Writing. The student should obtain the score before seeing an adviser for approval to register. Those who receive placement credit for Rhetoric and Composition 306 may elect to register for Rhetoric and Composition 309S, Critical Reading and Persuasive Writing.

If a student has received either a passing or a failing grade or the symbol Q in Rhetoric and Composition 306, he or she may not earn credit by examination for this course.

Students whose native language is not English must present their scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to the division office, Parlin Hall 3, to determine their eligibility to take Rhetoric and Composition 306Q in place of 306.

For information about the SAT II subject test and scores required for placement in Rhetoric and Composition 306, see General Information.

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

Rhetoric and Composition: RHE

Lower-Division Courses

306. Rhetoric and Composition.
A composition course that provides instruction in the writing and analysis of expository prose; includes an introduction to logic and the principles of rhetoric. Only one of the following may be counted: English 603A, 306, 306Q, Rhetoric and Composition 306, 306Q, Tutorial Course 603A. Prerequisite: A passing score on the writing section of the Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP) test.

306Q. Rhetoric and Composition for Nonnative Speakers of English.
Enrollment limited to nonnative speakers of English who scored less than 600 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Grammar and mechanics of edited American English; writing and analysis of expository prose. Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: English 603A, 306, 306Q, Rhetoric and Composition 306, 306Q, Tutorial Course 603A.

309K. Topics in Writing.
Writing and reading about a specific subject or genre, with emphasis on the evaluation of information, analytical reading, and critical writing. May be repeated once for credit when the topics vary. English 309K and Rhetoric and Composition 309K may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Prerequisite: Rhetoric and Composition 306 or the equivalent, and a passing score on the writing section of the Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP) test.

309L. The Writing Process.
Intensive writing in a workshop setting, focusing on style and readability. English 309L and Rhetoric and Composition 309L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Rhetoric and Composition 306 or the equivalent.

309M. Computers and Writing.
A writing course focusing on information technology and its impact on society and culture. Taught using networked computers. English 309M and Rhetoric and Composition 309M may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Rhetoric and Composition 306 or the equivalent.

309S. Critical Reading and Persuasive Writing.
An advanced rhetoric and composition course that stresses rigorous analysis and practice in writing arguments. English 309S and Rhetoric and Composition 309S may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Credit by examination for Rhetoric and Composition 306 (or English 306).

119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Rhetoric and Composition.
This course in 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 Division of Rhetoric and Composition. 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

325M. Advanced Expository Writing.
Designed for students in the humanities and the social sciences who feel the need to improve and extend their skills in expository writing. English 325M and Rhetoric and Composition 325M may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework, including English 316K or the equivalent, and consent of instructor.

129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Rhetoric and Composition.
This course in 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 Division of Rhetoric and Composition. 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.

330C. Studies in Computers and Language.
Examination of information technologies and the role of computers in communication. May be repeated for credited when the topics vary. English 330C and Rhetoric and Composition 330C may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Prerequisite: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework, including English 316K or the equivalent.

330D. History of Rhetoric.
Survey of figures and movements in the history of rhetoric, from classical to modern times. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. English 330D and Rhetoric and Composition 330D may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Prerequisite: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework, including English 316K or the equivalent.

330E. Rhetorical Theory and Analysis.
Examination of theories of rhetoric; application of theory to the analysis of texts. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. English 330E and Rhetoric and Composition 330E may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Prerequisite: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework, including English 316K or the equivalent.

360M. Rhetoric and Composition for High School Teachers of English.
Intended for students seeking a secondary school teaching certificate. Analysis of principles to be taught, and practice in applying them to reading and writing. English 360M and Rhetoric and Composition 360M may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework, including English 316K or the equivalent.

367R. Conference Course in Rhetoric and Composition.
Supervised work on specific projects in rhetoric and composition. Three conference hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Completion of at least thirty-six semester hours of coursework, including English 316K or the equivalent, and approval of written application by the supervising instructor.

368C. Writing Center Internship.
Intensive reading, writing, and discussion in writing center theory and philosophy, tutoring methods, and writing pedagogy, as well as a review of standard written English usage and mechanics; followed by a supervised apprenticeship as a peer tutor in the Undergraduate Writing Center. Two lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. English 368C and Rhetoric and Composition 368C may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework, including English 316K or the equivalent, and approval of written application by instructor.

368E. Topics in Editing.
Instruction in revising one's own prose and the writing of others in preparation for publication. Two lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. English 368E and Rhetoric and Composition 368E may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Prerequisite: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework, including English 316K or the equivalent.

Topic 1: The Book: Prospectus to Proofs. Designed to make students better writers and more careful editors, the course includes creation of a simulated book from proposal stage to editing of final page proofs. Only one of the following may be counted: English 368E (Topic 1: The Book: Prospectus to Proofs), 379C (Topic: The Book: Prospectus to Proofs), Rhetoric and Composition 368E (Topic 1).

379C. Topics in Composition.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. English 379C and Rhetoric and Composition 379C may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Prerequisite: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework, including English 316K or the equivalent, and consent of instructor.

Topic 3: Women through the Life Cycle. Same as Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 20: Women through the Life Cycle).

Topic 4: Autobiography.

 


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Undergraduate Catalog
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 - Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Chapter 10 - College of Natural Sciences
Chapter 11 - School of Nursing
Chapter 12 - College of Pharmacy
Chapter 13 - School of Social Work
Chapter 14 - The Faculty
Texas Common Course Numbering System (Appendix A)
Appendix B

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