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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
School of Information

CHAPTER 9
College of Liberal Arts

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

 

    

3. Red McCombs School of Business

Courses

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The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2004-2005 and 2005-2006; 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.

Department of Management Science and Information Systems

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

Legal Environment of Business: LEB

Upper-Division Courses

320F. Foundations of the Legal Environment of Business.
Not open to law students. Introduction to the legal problems confronting businesses in the global environment. May not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

323. Business Law.
Not open to law students. Role of law in society; introduction to legal reasoning, dispute resolution, judicial process, constitutional law, agency, torts, government regulations; business ethics; study of contracts. Legal Environment of Business 323 and 323H may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Business Administration 324 (or credit for Management Information Systems 324), and admission to a business major.

323H. Business Law: Honors.
Role of law in society; introduction to legal reasoning, dispute resolution, judicial process, constitutional law, agency, torts, government regulations; business ethics; study of contracts. Legal Environment of Business 323 and 323H may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Admission to the McCombs School of Business Honors Program, ninety semester hours of college coursework, Accounting 312H, and credit or registration for Business Administration 324H (or credit for Management Information Systems 324H).

140S, 240S, 340S, 440S, 540S, 640S, 740S, 840S, 940S. Topics in the Legal Environment of Business.
This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Center for Global Educational Opportunities or by the school's BBA Exchange Programs. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Management Science and Information Systems. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

361. Law of Business Organizations.
Not open to law students. Study of basic legal principles of business organizations and operations, including practical comparison and assessment of advantages and disadvantages of different types of organization. Prerequisite: Legal Environment of Business 323.

363. Real Estate Law.
Not open to law students. Law pertaining to estates and interests in land, conveyances and mortgages, brokers, easements, contracts, default and foreclosure. Prerequisite: Legal Environment of Business 323 or the equivalent, or consent of instructor.

366. Commercial Transactions.
Not open to law students. Applied business transactions, with emphasis on the Uniform Commercial Code; emphasis on bailments, sales of goods, commercial paper, bank-customer relationships, creditor security devices, and bankruptcy. Prerequisite: Legal Environment of Business 323 or the equivalent, or consent of instructor.

370. Topics in the Legal Environment of Business.
Not open to law students. Selected topics on legal constraints affecting managerial decision making and business behavior. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Legal Environment of Business 323 with a grade of at least C. Some topics may have different prerequisites; these prerequisites are given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Antitrust Law.

Topic 2: Environmental Law.

Topic 3: Employer-Employee Relations.

Topic 4: Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Business.

Topic 5: The Law and the Multinational Corporation.

Topic 6: Law of the Entertainment Business.

Topic 7: Business Torts.

Topic 8: Constitutional Issues in Business.

Topic 9: Business Dispute Resolution.

Topic 10: Intellectual Property and Antitrust.

Topic 11: Sports, Sports Management, and Entertainment Law. Survey of the law as it relates to amateur and professional sports and sports management. Includes an entertainment law component that examines the legal aspects of the film industry.

Topic 12: Law of the European Union. Introduction to the rapidly evolving law of the European Union, with particular emphasis on business applications and comparisons to American law.

179, 379. Problems in the Legal Environment of Business.
Conference course. Only two of the following may be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration: Accounting 179C, 379C, Business Administration 179, 379, Finance 179C, 379C, International Business 179C, 379C, Legal Environment of Business 179, 379, Management 179C, 379C, Management Information Systems 179, 379, Marketing 179C, 379C, Real Estate 179C, 379C, Risk Management 179, 379. Prerequisite: Eighteen semester hours of coursework in business and economics, six of which must be upper-division; Legal Environment of Business 323 with a grade of at least C; and consent of instructor. A student registering for this course must obtain written approval from the department chair's office, on forms provided for that purpose, before the first meeting of the course.

Management Information Systems: MIS

Lower-Division Courses

301. Information Technology in Business.
Explores how information technology helps to achieve competitive advantage and improve decision making, business processes, operations, and organizational design. Uses a cross-functional perspective to recognize the role of technology across business activities of management, finance, marketing, human resources, and operations. Prerequisite: A passing grade on the Computer Proficiency Test.

304. Introduction to Business Programming.
Programming skills for creating easy-to-maintain systems for business applications. Object-oriented and structured methodologies with C++. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.

310. Introduction to Management Information Systems.
Basic computer terminology, hardware and software, communications technology, graphics, systems analysis and design, and issues arising out of the rapidly evolving field of information systems. Students are expected to achieve a working knowledge of personal computer software, including operating system software and environments, as well as spreadsheets, analytical graphics, databases, and presentation software. Hands-on experience with the Internet and use of electronic mail.

311F. Foundations of Data Analysis and Information Systems.
Open only to nonbusiness majors. Basic concepts of information systems and statistics as they apply to business: computer terminology, hardware, software, descriptive statistics, simple regression, and inference, with experience using spreadsheet software to analyze real data. May not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Upper-Division Courses

325. Introduction to Data Management.
Beginning and intermediate topics in data modeling for relational database management systems; development of desktop systems with technology such as Access and Visual Basic. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.

333K. Computer System Utilization in Business.
Concepts and practices of information systems. Advanced programming techniques used to generate menu-driven applications. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Management Information Systems 304 and 325.

140S, 240S, 340S, 440S, 540S, 640S, 740S, 840S, 940S. Topics in Management Information Systems.
This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Center for Global Educational Opportunities or the school's BBA Exchange Programs. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Management Science and Information Systems. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

353. Internship in Management Information Systems.
Focuses on students' career goals through academic discussion and evaluations, while placing students in professional internships with public and private enterprises. Internship and discussion hours to be arranged. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Only one of the following may be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration: Accounting 353J, Business Administration 353C, 353F, 353H, 353K, 353M, 353S, Finance 353, Management 353, Management Information Systems 353, Marketing 353. May not count toward the student's major requirement. Prerequisite: Completion of forty-five semester hours of college coursework, admission to a business major, and consent of the departmental internship coordinator.

365. Data Communications and Networking.
Review of data communications and networking standards and implementation in business settings. Two lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Management Information Systems 365 and 373 (Topic 2: Applied Data Communication Systems) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Management Information Systems 304 and 325.

366P. Management Information Systems Practicum.
Restricted to business majors. Students apply skills in their major area and focus on additional project management skills through group projects conducted in a professional setting. Students may work with a private or a public enterprise. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Forty-five semester hours of college coursework and consent of instructor.

373. Topics in Management Information Systems.
Provides in-depth treatment of business data processing concerns such as database management, telecommunications, and development of commercial systems. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 6: Advanced Application of Software Development. Prerequisite: Management Information Systems 333K and consent of instructor.

Topic 8: Advanced Data Communication Systems. Development issues for intranet- and internet-based systems. Prerequisite: Management Information Systems 365 (or 373 [Topic 2: Applied Data Communication Systems]).

Topic 9: Health Care Management. Prerequisite: Management Information Systems 325.

Topic 12: Technical Consulting. Prerequisite: Management Information Systems 304 and consent of instructor.

Topic 13: Supply-Chain Management. Prerequisite: Management Information Systems 325 with a grade of at least C.

Topic 14: Web Systems Development. Restricted to business majors. Concepts underlying Web development tools, page and site design, and building Web-based business sites. Prerequisite: Management Information Systems 304 and 325.

Topic 15: Systems Analysis for E-Business. Applications of technology for creating e-business systems and process redesign. Prerequisite: Management Information Systems 325.

Topic 16: Information Technology Security, Privacy, and Survivability. Prerequisite: For business majors, Management Information Systems 333K or the equivalent; for others, consent of instructor.

374. Business System Development.
Provides background in business system analysis, evaluations, design, and implementation, using basic business knowledge and computer skills. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Management Information Systems 333K and credit or registration for Management Information Systems 365 (or credit for 373 [Topic 2: Applied Data Communication Systems]).

375. Strategic Information Technology Management.
Prerequisite: Management Information Systems 333K and 365.

179, 379. Problems in Management Information Systems.
Conference course. Only two of the following may be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration: Accounting 179C, 379C, Business Administration 179, 379, Finance 179C, 379C, International Business 179C, 379C, Legal Environment of Business 179, 379, Management 179C, 379C, Management Information Systems 179, 379, Marketing 179C, 379C, Real Estate 179C, 379C, Risk Management 179, 379. Prerequisite: Eighteen semester hours of coursework in business and economics, six of which must be upper-division; Management Information Systems 310 or the equivalent with a grade of at least C; and consent of instructor. A student registering for this course must obtain written approval from the department chair's office, on forms provided for that purpose, before the first meeting of the course.

Management Science: MSC

Upper-Division Courses

140S, 240S, 340S, 440S, 540S, 640S, 740S, 840S, 940S. Topics in Management Science.
This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Center for Global Educational Opportunities or the school's BBA Exchange Programs. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Management Science and Information Systems. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

371H. Introduction to Management Science: Honors.
Optimization techniques for deterministic models (linear and integer programming) and stochastic models (queueing, simulation, Markov chains). Management Science 371 and 371H may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Admission to the McCombs School of Business Honors Program and one of the following courses: Mathematics 408D, 408L, 408M.

Risk Management: R M

Upper-Division Courses

140S, 240S, 340S, 440S, 540S, 640S, 740S, 840S, 940S. Topics in Risk Management.
This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Center for Global Educational Opportunities or the school's BBA Exchange Programs. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Management Science and Information Systems. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

357E. Introduction to Risk Management.
Principles of risk management for individuals and organizations, financial aspects of insurance companies and markets, industry structure, managerial aspects of underwriting and pricing, and public policy issues.

369K. Managing Employee Risks and Benefits.
Risk management issues involving financial consequences of life and health contingencies, health care finance, company management, pension planning, economics of industry structure, and public policy issues.

377. Property-Liability Risk Management and Planning.
Analysis of property-liability risks of businesses, risk management tools, risk financing, and insurance contracts for financial planning purposes; investment and underwriting operations, market structures, and insurance regulation.

179, 379. Problems in Risk Management.
Conference course. Only two of the following may be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration: Accounting 179C, 379C, Business Administration 179, 379, Finance 179C, 379C, International Business 179C, 379C, Legal Environment of Business 179, 379, Management 179C, 379C, Management Information Systems 179, 379, Marketing 179C, 379C, Real Estate 179C, 379C, Risk Management 179, 379. Prerequisite: Eighteen semester hours of coursework in business and economics, six of which must be upper-division; and consent of instructor. A student registering for this course must obtain written approval from the department chair's office, on forms provided for that purpose, before the first meeting of the course.

Statistics: STA

Lower-Division Courses

309. Elementary Business Statistics.
Training in the use of data to gain insight into business problems; describing distributions (center, spread, change, and relationships), producing data (experiments and sampling), probability and inference (means, proportions, differences, regression and correlation). Only one of the following may be counted: Economics 329, Statistics 309, 309H. Prerequisite: Mathematics 408C or 408K and Mathematics 408D or 408L.

309H. Elementary Business Statistics: Honors.
Training in the use of data to gain insight into business problems; describing distributions (center, spread, change, and relationships), producing data (experiments and sampling), probability and inference (means, proportions, differences, regression and correlation). Only one of the following may be counted: Economics 329, Statistics 309, 309H. Prerequisite: Mathematics 408K and 408L, and admission to the McCombs School of Business Honors Program.

Upper-Division Courses

140S, 240S, 340S, 440S, 540S, 640S, 740S, 840S, 940S. Topics in Statistics.
This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Center for Global Educational Opportunities or the school's BBA Exchange Programs. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Management Science and Information Systems. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

376. Statistics in Business Forecasting.
Analysis of forecasting techniques and theory; macroeconomic models; long-range and short-term forecasting; forecasting for the firm, using case material. Prerequisite: Statistics 309.

Department of Marketing Administration

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

International Business: I B

Upper-Division Courses

320F. Foundations of International Business.
Fundamentals of international trade and the international economy; international dimensions of several functional areas of business, including management, marketing, finance, and human resource management; theoretical, institutional, and functional foundations of international business. May not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

140S, 240S, 340S, 440S, 540S, 640S, 740S, 840S, 940S. Topics in International Business.
This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Center for Global Educational Opportunities or the school's BBA Exchange Programs. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Marketing Administration. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted a coursework taken in residence. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

350. International Trade.
Study of the principles, policies, and problems of the international exchange of goods and investments. Economics 339K and International Business 350 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Business Administration 324 (or credit for Management Information Systems 324), and admission to a business major.

372. Seminar in International Business.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: International Marketing.

Topic 2: Business in Emerging Markets. Same as Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 9: Business in Emerging Markets) and Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 4: Business in Emerging Markets). Only one of the following may be counted: International Business 372 (Topic 2), 372 (Topic: Business in Developing Countries), Latin American Studies 322 (Topic: Business in Developing Countries), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic: Business in Developing Countries).

Topic 3: Managing the Global Corporation.

Topic 4: Competing with the Japanese.

Topic 5: Business in Latin America.

Topic 6: Business German. Only one of the following may be counted: German 612, 312L, 312S, 312W, International Business 372 (Topic 6). Additional prerequisite: German 312K or 312V with a grade of at least C, or appropriate score on the placement test.

Topic 7: Advanced Business German. Designed for students who have taken German 328. Taught in German. Normally meets with German 356V. German 356V and International Business 372 (Topic 7) may not both be counted. May be counted toward the international business elective requirement. Additional prerequisite: Three courses beyond German 506, or equivalent credit on the placement test.

Topic 8: Business Spanish. Only one of the following may be counted: International Business 372 (Topic 8), Mexican American Studies 350, Spanish 327. Additional prerequisite: Spanish 612, 312L, or the equivalent.

Topic 9: Business French. Taught in French. Additional prerequisite: French 320E and one additional upper-division French course, or consent of instructor.

378. International Business Operations.
Establishment and conduct of international business operations: trade, investments, branch and subsidiary management, intermediary functions; case studies in international enterprise. Prerequisite: Economics 339K or International Business 350, admission to a business major, and credit or registration for an internship or practicum course in the McCombs School of Business.

179C, 379C. Problems in International Business.
Conference course. Only two of the following may be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration: Accounting 179C, 379C, Business Administration 179, 379, Finance 179C, 379C, International Business 179C, 379C, Legal Environment of Business 179, 379, Management 179C, 379C, Management Information Systems 179, 379, Marketing 179C, 379C, Real Estate 179C, 379C, Risk Management 179, 379. Prerequisite: Eighteen semester hours of coursework in business and economics, six of which must be upper-division; International Business 350 with a grade of at least C; and consent of instructor. A student registering for this course must obtain written approval from the department chair's office, on forms provided for that purpose, before the first meeting of the course.

Marketing: MKT

Upper-Division Courses

320F. Foundations of Marketing.
Introduction to basic concepts and terminology in marketing: the process of developing marketing strategy, the role of marketing activities within the firm, external influences that affect the development of marketing strategy, and basic analytical tools appropriate to marketing decision making. May not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

337. Principles of Marketing.
Designed to expand the student's understanding of the marketing system and basic marketing activities and to provide a framework for marketing strategy development and implementation of marketing tools and tactics. Marketing 337 and 337H may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Business Administration 324 (or credit for Management Information Systems 324), credit or registration for Accounting 312 and Statistics 309, and admission to a business major.

337H. Principles of Marketing: Honors.
Designed to expand the student's understanding of the marketing system and basic marketing activities and to provide a framework for marketing strategy development and implementation of marketing tools and tactics. Marketing 337 and 337H may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Business Administration 324H (or credit for Management Information Systems 324H), and Accounting 312H.

338. Promotional Policies.
Analysis of the use of promotional methods in marketing: advertising, personal selling, sales promotion, and indirect promotion; their social and economic consequences; their coordination and relationship to other business functions. Prerequisite: Marketing 337.

140S, 240S, 340S, 440S, 540S, 640S, 740S, 840S, 940S. Topics in Marketing.
This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Center for Global Educational Opportunities or the school's BBA Exchange Programs. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Marketing Administration. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

353. Internship in Marketing and International Business.
Focuses on students' career goals through academic discussion and evaluations, while placing students in professional internships with public and private enterprises. Internship and discussion hours to be arranged. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Only one of the following may be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration: Accounting 353J, Business Administration 353C, 353F, 353H, 353K, 353M, 353S, Finance 353, Management 353, Management Information Systems 353, Marketing 353. May not be counted toward the student's major requirement. Prerequisite: Completion of forty-five semester hours of college coursework, admission to a business major, and consent of the departmental internship coordinator.

460. Information and Analysis.
The development and analysis of information for marketing management sources. Three lecture hours and one recitation hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Marketing 337, Management Information Systems 310, and Statistics 309.

363. Professional Selling and Sales Management.
Policies, operation, coordination, and control of personal selling activities in marketing organizations. Prerequisite: Marketing 337.

366P. Marketing Practicum.
Restricted to business majors. Students apply skills in their major area and focus on additional project management skills through group projects conducted in a professional setting. Students may work with a private or a public enterprise. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Forty-five semester hours of college coursework and consent of instructor.

370. Marketing Policies.
A capstone course focusing on case studies of advanced marketing problems, including analysis of markets, promotional planning, pricing, and distribution coordination. Designed to help the student develop a comprehensive understanding of marketing policy and strategy formulation. Prerequisite: Finance 357, Marketing 460, credit or registration for an internship or practicum course in the McCombs School of Business, and ninety semester hours of college coursework.

370K. Retail Merchandising.
Designed to familiarize the student with all the activities associated with the sale of goods and services for final consumption and to provide an overview of the decisions involved in merchandising and management, including factors that influence and determine those decisions. Prerequisite: Marketing 337.

372. Marketing Seminar.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Marketing 337. Additional prerequisites may be required for some topics; these are given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Market Area Decisions.

Topic 2: Consumer Behavior.

Topic 3: Implementing Marketing Concepts. Implementation of marketing concepts in a real-world setting through participation in marketing projects with area companies. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Topic 4: Global Marketing. May be used in place of International Business 372 in fulfilling the requirements of the major in international business.

179C, 379C. Problems in Marketing.
Conference course. Only two of the following may be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration: Accounting 179C, 379C, Business Administration 179, 379, Finance 179C, 379C, International Business 179C, 379C, Legal Environment of Business 179, 379, Management 179C, 379C, Management Information Systems 179, 379, Marketing 179C, 379C, Real Estate 179C, 379C, Risk Management 179, 379. Prerequisite: Eighteen semester hours of coursework in business and economics, six of which must be upper-division; Marketing 337 with a grade of at least C; and consent of instructor. A student registering for this course must obtain written approval from the department chair's office, on forms provided for that purpose, before the first meeting of the course.

 


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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 - School of Information
Chapter 9 - College of Liberal Arts
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

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