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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.

Technology, Literacy, and Culture

Technology, literacy, and culture is an interdisciplinary concentration designed to prepare students to become leaders in the critical uses of emerging technologies.

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

Technology, Literacy, and Culture: TLC

Lower-Division Course

311. Topics in Technology, Literacy, and Culture.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Upper-Division Courses

321. Introduction to Technology, Literacy, and Culture.
Introduction to the history of communication technology. How past innovations shaped societies and how current changes are transforming human cultures, universities, and the liberal arts. Prerequisite: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework.

331. Topics in Technology, Literacy, and Culture.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

360. Senior Seminar in Technology, Literacy, and Culture.
Senior capstone seminar. Allows the student to integrate the knowledge he or she has gained in the major field of study with that provided by the concentration in technology, literacy, and culture. Prerequisite: Completion of at least ninety semester hours of coursework, including Technology, Literacy, and Culture 321.

367. Conference Course in Technology, Literacy, and Culture.
Supervised work on specific projects in technology, literacy, and culture. Three conference hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Completion of at least thirty-six semester hours of coursework and approval of written application by the supervising instructor.

370. Research Internship.
Supervised fieldwork in a business or community setting related to the student's career and research interests. Approximately six to ten hours of work a week for one semester, to be arranged with faculty member and internship sponsor. May be repeated for credit, but no more than six semester hours may be counted toward a concentration requirement. Prerequisite: Technology, Literacy, and Culture 321, upper-division standing, and consent of instructor.

Urban Studies

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

Urban Studies: URB

Lower-Division Courses

301. Introduction to Urban Studies.
A multidisciplinary study of cities and complex urban environments; historical and contemporary issues from both national and international perspectives.

305. Introductory Topics in Urban Studies.
An introduction to urban studies within the framework of different disciplines. Topics include urban history, urban education, politics and governance, economics, design and planning, and society and culture. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

315. Urban Studies Research Methods.
An introduction to urban studies research methodologies. Includes sources of urban data, the use of the library in urban research, formulating research questions, research design, methods commonly used in urban research, the use of computers to store and manipulate quantitative urban data, and an introduction to data analysis and theoretical and practical applications of urban research. Prerequisite: Mathematics 408D with a grade of at least C, and Urban Studies 301 or consent of instructor.

Upper-Division Courses

325. Special Topics in Urban Studies.
Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Additional hours may be required for some topics; these are identified in the Course Schedule. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

350. Topics in Urban Politics and Governance.
The basic political and administrative structures of cities and metropolitan regions, including problems associated with local and regional government. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Urban Politics. Same as Government 370L (Topic 11: Urban Politics). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

351. Topics in Urban Economics.
Urban economics and the application of economic analysis to urban concerns, including economic development, urbanization, urban form, public finance, and competition. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Development Problems and Policies in Latin America. Same as Economics 355 and 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) with a grade of at least C; or consent of instructor.

Topic 2: Urban Economics. Same as Economics 334K. 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.

Topic 3: Regional Economics. Same as Economics 334L. Spatial aspects of economics, including concepts, theories, and policy applications. Prerequisite: Economics 420K (or 320K) or consent of instructor.

352. Topics in Urban Design and Planning.
Issues concerning the built environment and urban infrastructure, environmental sustainability, and the public policy framework designed to manage the challenges presented by these issues. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: The Modern American City. Same as Architecture 350R (Topic 1: The Modern American City) and Geography 337. Issues facing residents of U.S. cities, such as transportation and housing, poverty and crime, metropolitan finance, environmental and architectural design; historical/comparative urban evolution. Prerequisite: For architecture majors, Architecture 328; for others, upper-division standing.

Topic 2: Housing America. Same as Architecture 350R (Topic 2: Housing America).

Topic 3: Urban Design Practice. Same as Architecture 350R (Topic 3: Urban Design Practice).

Topic 4: Economy/Value/Quality of Life. Same as Architecture 350R (Topic 4: Economy/Value/Quality of Life).

353. Topics in Urban History.
The historical evolution of cities, contemporary urban development trends, and the links between social development and physical form. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 2: Texas, 1914 to the Present. Same as History 320R and Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 16: Texas, 1914 to the Present). The steady dissociation of Texas from its Old South status to a transitional state and a power in national politics. Three semester hours of Texas history may be substituted for half of the legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 5: Environmental History of North America. Same as American Studies 329 and History 350L (Topic 4: Environmental History of North America). Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 6: Latin American Cities, 1830-1930. Same as History 350L (Topic 36: Latin American Cities, 1830-1930) and Latin American Studies 366 (Topic 14: Latin American Cities, 1830-1930). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

354. Topics in Urban Society and Culture.
Topics on the social and cultural diversity within cities; social policies; and the sociocultural impact of the media and other institutions on urban development. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Cultural Ecology. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 17: Cultural Ecology) and Geography 331K. Demography, settlement, resource opportunities, and adaptation in human ecosystems; application of past experience in dealing with contemporary and future problems. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 2: Society of Modern Mexico. Same as Latin American Studies 325 (Topic 1: Society of Modern Mexico) and Sociology 335. Family, community, industrialization, and urbanization in modern Mexico.

Topic 4: The Culture of Cities. Same as American Studies 370 (Topic 13: The Culture of Cities).

Topic 5: Ideologies of Poverty. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 14: Ideologies of Poverty). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 6: The City and Urbanization. Same as Sociology 346. Examination of urbanization from a cross-national perspective: discrimination and racial inequality in urban labor markets.

360. Internship and Service Learning.
Internship experience in an urban studies--related public or nonprofit agency. Students have the opportunity to apply the knowledge, theory, and understanding gained from courses in their areas of specialization to urban issues in a professional setting. Approximately five to ten hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Urban Studies 301 and 315, and upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

370. Senior Project.
Students identify an urban issue, develop a position paper, and work closely with a faculty adviser on a project. Students may use text or other media (such as video or portfolio) to present their arguments. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and Urban Studies 301, 315, and 360 with a grade of at least C in each.

379. Conference Course.
Supervised individual study of selected problems in urban studies. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor and the undergraduate adviser.

679H. Honors Tutorial Course.
Directed reading and research or creation of an honors project, followed by the writing of a thesis. Conference course for two semesters. Prerequisite: For 679HA, admission to the Urban Studies Honors Program and consent of the urban studies adviser; for 679HB, Urban Studies 679HA.

UTeach Liberal Arts

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

UTeach Liberal Arts: UTL

Lower-Division Courses

101. Introduction to the Teaching Profession.
Internship in an elementary school under the supervision of a mentor teacher. Course readings and a weekly seminar complement the field experience. Seminar topics include basic classroom management, lesson design, assessment, technology, diversity, and special student populations. One class hour a week for one semester; ten hours of fieldwork a semester are also required. Prerequisite: Consent of the UTeach Liberal Arts academic adviser.

202. Introduction to Teaching in the Middle School.
Internship in a middle school under the supervision of a mentor teacher. Course readings and a weekly seminar complement the field experience. Seminar topics include classroom management, lesson design, assessment, technology, diversity, special student populations, conferencing techniques, and school organization. Two class hours a week for one semester; at least twenty hours of fieldwork a semester are also required. Prerequisite: UTeach Liberal Arts 101 and consent of the UTeach Liberal Arts academic adviser.

303. Teaching in the High School.
Internship in a high school under the supervision of a mentor teacher. Focus on a specific discipline. Course readings and a weekly seminar complement the field experience. Seminar topics include standards, curriculum design and implementation, teaching strategies, technology, and vertical and horizontal teaming. Three class hours a week for one semester; at least thirty hours of fieldwork a semester are also required. Prerequisite: UTeach Liberal Arts 101 and 202 and consent of the UTeach Liberal Arts academic adviser.

 


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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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