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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.

Women's and Gender Studies

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

Women's and Gender Studies: WGS

Lower-Division Course

301. Introductory Topics in Women's and Gender Studies.
Topics in addition to the following may be offered; these are listed in the Course Schedule. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, or as required for the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Women's and Gender Studies 301 and Women's Studies 301 may not both be counted unless 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: Introduction to Child Psychology. General introduction to physical, social, and cognitive development from conception onward. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C.

Topic 4: Family Relationships. Same as Human Development and Family Sciences 304. Only one of the following may be counted: Child Development 304, Women's and Gender Studies 301 (Topic 4), Women's Studies 301 (Topic 4: Family Relationships).

Topic 5: Child Development. Same as Human Development and Family Sciences 313. Onlyone of the following may be counted: Child Development 313, Women's and Gender Studies 301 (Topic 5), Women's Studies 301 (Topic 5: Child Development). Prerequisite: Psychology 301 and concurrent enrollment in Human Development and Family Sciences 113L (or credit for Child Development 113L).

Topic 6: Ethnicity and Gender: La Chicana. Same as Mexican American Studies 319 (Topic 1: Ethnicity and Gender: La Chicana) and Sociology 308D.

Topic 7: Women's Reproductive Health for Nonscience Majors. Same as Nursing 307 (Topic 1: Women's Reproductive Health for Nonscience Majors) and Pharmacy 318W. Overview of contemporary women's reproductive health issues, with emphasis on historical, physiological, psychosocial, and cultural influences that affect the reproductive health of women during adolescence, the childbearing years, and midlife. Two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. Offered in the fall semester of odd-numbered years. Prerequisite: One year of high school biology, or Biology 301L or 309D or the equivalent.

Topic 9: Women and Gender in Judaism. Same as Jewish Studies 311 (Topic 1: Women and Gender in Judaism), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 309 (Topic 1: Women and Gender in Judaism), Middle Eastern Studies 310 (Topic 2: Women and Gender in Judaism), and Religious Studies 316D. Only one of the following may be counted: Jewish Studies 361 (Topic: Women and Gender in Judaism), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 341 (Topic: Women and Gender in Judaism), Middle Eastern Studies 325 (Topic: Women and Gender in Judaism), Religious Studies 311 (Topic 4: Women and Gender in Judaism), 361 (Topic: Women and Gender in Judaism), Women's and Gender Studies 301 (Topic 9), Women's Studies 301 (Topic 9: Women and Gender in Judaism), 340 (Topic: Women and Gender in Judaism).

Upper-Division Courses

321. Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies in the Humanities.
Multidisciplinary course examining the creative work of women and the image of women in history and art. Topics in addition to the following may be offered; these are listed in the Course Schedule. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Women's and Gender Studies 321 and Women's Studies 321 may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Women's and Gender Studies: Humanities. Same as as American Studies 323 and English 370W (Topic 1: Women's and Gender Studies: Humanities). 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: English Women in History. Same as as History 344P. An analysis of some of the images and roles of English women in history from ancient to modern times, with particular emphasis on the period from the eighteenth century to the present. Only one of the following may be counted: History 366N (Topic: English Women in History), Women's and Gender Studies 321 (Topic 3), Women's Studies 321 (Topic 3: English Women in History). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 4: Women and Literature: European Tradition. Same as as English 322 (Topic 6: Women and Literature: European Tradition) and Scandinavian 323 (Topic 3: Women and Literature: European Tradition). Prerequisite: For English majors, 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; for others, upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 5: Feminism and Cultural Politics. Same as as English 370W (Topic 7: Feminism and Cultural Politics). 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.

322. Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies in the Social Sciences.
Multidisciplinary course using approaches from the social sciences to examine gender constructs and male/female roles. Topics in addition to the following may be offered; these are listed in the Course Schedule. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Women's and Gender Studies 322 and Women's Studies 322 may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Sociology of Gender. Same as as Sociology 333K. Inequality between the sexes; men's and women's changing roles in society.

Topic 4: Feminist Theory. Same as Government 335M (Topic 7: Feminist Theory). Only one of the following may be counted: Government 370L (Topic: Introduction to Feminist Theory), Women's and Gender Studies 322 (Topic 4), Women's Studies 322 (Topic: Feminist Theory), 322 (Topic: Introduction to Feminist Theory). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

323. Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies in the Natural Sciences.
Examination of gender constructs and male and female roles and differences and similarities, using approaches from the natural sciences. Topics in addition to the following may be offered; these are listed in the Course Schedule. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, or as required for the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Women's and Gender Studies 323 and Women's Studies 323 may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Primate Behavior. Same as as Anthropology 323K. Two lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be counted toward the Area C requirement for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I.

Topic 2: Human Physical Growth and Development.

340. Cross-Cultural Topics in Women's and Gender Studies.
Women's experiences in different cultures. Topics in addition to the following may be offered; these are listed in the Course Schedule. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Women's and Gender Studies 340 and Women's Studies 340 may not both be counted unless 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: Women and Family in Asia. Same as as Asian Studies 372 (Topic 5: Women and Family in Asia). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 3: African American Family. Same as as African and African American Studies 374 (Topic 1: African American Family) and Social Work 360K (Topic 2: African American Family.

Topic 5: German Women Filmmakers. Same as as English 322 (Topic 14: German Women Filmmakers), European Studies 361 (Topic 15: German Women Filmmakers), and Germanic Civilization 361E (Topic 5: German Women Filmmakers). Prerequisite: For English majors, 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; for others, upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 6: Folklore, Gender, and the Middle East. Same as as Anthropology 324L (Topic 11: Folklore, Gender, and the Middle East) and Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 8: Folklore, Gender, and the Middle East). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 8: Women in Asian Societies. Same as as Asian Studies 361 (Topic 14: Women in Asian Societies) and History 350L (Topic 25: Women in Asian Societies). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 10: Iranian Women Writers. Same as as Persian 361 (Topic 3: Iranian Women Writers) and Middle Eastern Studies 324K (Topic 1: Iranian Women Writers). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 11: Veiling in the Muslim World. Same as as Asian Studies 372 (Topic 14: Veiling in the Muslim World), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 2: Veiling in the Muslim World), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 372 (Topic 13: Veiling in the Muslim World), and Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 17: Veiling in the Muslim World). Only one of the following may be counted: Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 372 (Topic: Meanings of Veiling in the Middle East), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic: Meanings of Veiling in the Middle East), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 11), Women's Studies 340 (Topic 11: Veiling in the Muslim World), 340 (Topic: Meanings of Veiling in the Middle East). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 12: Women in Modern Japanese Fiction. Same as as Asian Studies 372 (Topic 17: Women in Modern Japanese Fiction). Only one of the following may be counted: Japanese 361 (Topic 7: Women in Modern Japanese Fiction), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 12), Women's Studies 340 (Topic 12: Women in Modern Japanese Fiction). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 14: Self-Revelation in Women's Writing. Same as African and African American Studies 374 (Topic 26: Self-Revelation in Women's Writing), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 4: Self-Revelation in Women's Writing), English 376L (Topic 9: Self-Revelation in Women's Writing), and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 374 (Topic 3: 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.

Topic 15: Jewish Women's Writing. Same as English 322 (Topic 36: Jewish Women's Writing), Jewish Studies 361 (Topic 8: Jewish Women's Writing), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 374 (Topic 4: Jewish Women's Writing), and Middle Eastern Studies 325 (Topic 3: Jewish Women's Writing). Prerequisite: For English majors, 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; for others, upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 16: Black Intellectuals in the Post-World War II Era. Same as as African and African American Studies 374 (Topic 28: Black Intellectuals in the Post-World War II Era)) and History 350L (Topic 45: Black Intellectuals in the Post-World War II Era). Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Topic 17: Italian Women Writers. Same as English 322 (Topic 38: Italian Women Writers) and Italian Civilization 349 (Topic 5: Italian Women Writers). Prerequisite: For English majors, 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; for others, upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 18: Women and Gender in China. Same as Asian Studies 372 (Topic 21: Women and Gender in China) and History 350L (Topic 46: Women and Gender in China). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

345. Topics in Women's and Gender Studies.
Topics in addition to the following may be offered; these are listed in the Course Schedule. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, or as required for the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Women's and Gender Studies 345 and Women's Studies 345 may not both be counted unless 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: Child Development.

Topic 2: The Family. Family history and origins; comparative family systems; the American family; social antecedents of family structure and process; family formation and dissolution; family and society.

Topic 4: Guidance in Adult-Child Relationships. Same as as Human Development and Family Sciences 366. Child and adult interaction and guidance strategies. Two lecture hours a week for one semester, and four laboratory hours a week to be arranged between 8:30 am and 4:45 pm, Monday through Thursday. Only one of the following may be counted: Child Development 316, 366, Human Development and Family Sciences 316, Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 4), Women's Studies 301 (Topic 8: Guidance in Adult-Child Relationships), 345 (Topic 4: Guidance in Adult-Child Relationships). Prerequisite: Human Development and Family Sciences 313 and 113L (or Child Development 313 and 113L), and three semester hours of upper-division coursework in human development and family sciences, education, psychology, or sociology.

Topic 5: Women and Sport. Same as as Kinesiology 352K (Topic 3: Women and Sport). Only one of the following may be counted: Kinesiology 395 (Topic 22: American Women and Sport: A Historical Perspective), Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 5), Women's Studies 345 (Topic 5: Women and Sport).

Topic 6: Introduction to Developmental Psychology. Physical, social, and cognitive development in humans. Only one of the following may be counted: Psychology 333D, Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 6), Women's Studies 345 (Topic 6: Introduction to Development Psychology). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C.

Topic 8: Gender-Based Discrimination. Same as as American Studies 370 (Topic 6: Gender-Based Discrimination) and Government 357M (Topic 1: Gender-Based Discrimination). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division government.

Topic 9: Women in Classical Antiquity. Same as as Classical Civilization 348 (Topic 7: Women in Classical Antiquity). Only one of the following may be counted: Classical Civilization 342 (Topic: Women in Classical Antiquity), Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 9), Women's Studies 345 (Topic 9: Women in Classical Antiquity).

Topic 10: Freudians and Feminisms. Same as as English 322 (Topic 4: Freudians and Feminisms), Germanic Civilization 362E (Topic 1: Freudians and Feminisms), and Philosophy 365 (Topic 1: Freudians and Feminisms). Only one of the following may be counted: Psychology 341K (Topic 2: Freudians and Feminisms), Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 10), Women's Studies 345 (Topic 10: Freudians and Feminisms). Prerequisite: For English majors, 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; for others, upper-division standing.

Topic 11: Women's Rights Movement in the United States. Same as as History 341N. A survey of the women's movement in the United States from the seventeenth century to the present. Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 12: Family Policy Issues. Same as as Sociology 352M (Topic 5: Family Policy Issues). Consideration of liberal, conservative, and centrist views concerning the major family policy issues facing the United States and other advanced industrial societies.

Topic 13: Isak Dinesen/Karen Blixen. Same as as English 322 (Topic 7: Isak Dinesen/Karen Blixen), Germanic Civilization 323E (Topic 1: Isak Dinesen/Karen Blixen), and Scandinavian 373 (Topic 6: Isak Dinesen/Karen Blixen). Prerequisite: For English majors, 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; for others, upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 14: Social Dramas of Henrik Ibsen. Same as as English 322 (Topic 17: Social Dramas of Henrik Ibsen) and Scandinavian 323 (Topic 2: Social Dramas of Henrik Ibsen). Men and women in their public and private lives. Prerequisite: For English majors, 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; for others, upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 15: Contemporary Women Authors. Same as as African and African American Studies 374 (Topic 13: Contemporary Women Authors) and English 370W (Topic 2: Contemporary Women Authors). 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 16: Feminism and Mass Culture. Same as as English 370W (Topic 3: Feminism and Mass Culture). Only one of the following may be counted: English 376L (Topic: Feminism and Mass Culture), Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 16), Women's Studies 345 (Topic 16: Feminism and Mass Culture). 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 17: Language and Gender. Same as as English 370W (Topic 4: Language and Gender). Only one of the following may be counted: English 376L (Topic: Language and Gender), 376L (Topic: Language and the Sexes), Linguistics 373 (Topic: Language and the Sexes), Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 17), Women's Studies 345 (Topic 17: Language and Gender), 345 (Topic: Language and the Sexes). 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 18: Postcolonial Women Writers. Same as as English 370W (Topic 5: Postcolonial Women Writers). 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 19: Social Development in Children. Development of social behavior (for example, sex typing and aggression) and social relationships. Only one of the following may be counted: Psychology 333R, Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 19), Women's Studies 345 (Topic 19: Social Development in Children). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, Psychology 304 or 333D, and Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C.

Topic 20: Women through the Life Cycle. Same as as Rhetoric and Composition 379C (Topic 3: Women through the Life Cycle). Only one of the following may be counted: English 379C (Topic 3: Women through the Life Cycle), Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 20), Women's Studies 345 (Topic 20: Women through the Live Cycle). Prerequisite: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework, including English 316K or the equivalent, and consent of instructor.

Topic 21: Male-Female Communication. Same as as Communication Studies 365K. Studies of speech patterns related to the concepts of male and female, including sexism in speaking, patterns of male and female speaking, patterns of listening to males and females, speech in courtship and family, speech and sexual discrimination in careers. Only one of the following may be counted: Speech 365K, Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 21), Women's Studies 345 (Topic 21: Male-Female Communication). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 22: Women Mystery Writers. Same as as English 370W (Topic 6: Women Mystery Writers). 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 23: Sociology of Education. Same as as African and African American Studies 321L and Sociology 321L. Education as a societal institution, with emphasis on the United States educational system: how the system works; the effects of the system; recent changes. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African American Studies 320 (Topic: Sociology of Education), Sociology 321K (Topic: Sociology of Education), Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 23), Women's Studies 345 (Topic 23: Sociology of Education). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 24: Hitchcock and Gender. Same as as English 344L (Topic 3: Hitchcock and Gender). Reading the formal elements of Hitchcock's films, with emphasis on issues of gender and sexuality. Three lecture hours and two film screenings a week for one semester. 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 25: Women and Socialism. Same as Sociology 321K (Topic 4: Women and Socialism). The origins of socialism, its relationship to gender issues, and the role women have played in existing socialist states as revolutionaries and citizens. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

360. Research and Thesis in Women's and Gender Studies.
Individual project or paper to be completed under the direction of a women's and gender studies faculty member. Conference course. Women's and Gender Studies 360 and Women's Studies 360 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Consent of the women's and gender studies adviser.

379L. Internship in Women's and Gender Studies.
Experience working in a nonprofit agency. Six to nine hours of work a week for one semester. Women's and Gender Studies 379L and Women's Studies 379L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: At least twelve semester hours of coursework in women's and gender studies and consent of the director.

379S. Senior Seminar.
Intensive study of selected topics in women's and gender studies. May not be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Completion of at least ninety semester hours of coursework, including nine hours in women's and gender studies.

 


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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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