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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

 

    

4. College of Communication

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Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies

To be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies, the candidate must complete 120 semester hours of coursework and fulfill the University-wide graduation requirements in chapter 1, the college graduation requirements in this chapter, and the special requirements, prescribed work, and major requirements below.

Special Requirements

To enroll in upper-division communication studies courses, a student must have a University grade point average of at least 2.25 and a grade point average in courses in the College of Communication of at least 2.00. Students who do not fulfill this requirement will be dropped from upper-division communication studies courses, normally before the twelfth class day. This requirement is waived for the transfer student during the first semester of coursework, while he or she is establishing a University grade point average.

In addition, a student with a major in communication studies must have a grade of at least C in each course taken in the College of Communication that is counted toward the degree; if the course is offered on the pass/fail basis only, the student must have the symbol CR.

A student majoring in communication studies may not register for more than nine semester hours of communication studies in one semester or summer session.

Prescribed Work

  1. Rhetoric and Composition 306, English 316K, and an additional three-semester-hour course in either English or rhetoric and composition.

  2. Two courses certified as having a substantial writing component, both of which may be taken within the College of Communication. Courses with a substantial writing component are identified in the Course Schedule.

  3. Three semester hours of coursework in the College of Communication dealing with the study of communication issues concerning at least one minority or nondominant group within the United States. Courses that fulfill this requirement may also be used to fulfill other degree requirements. A partial list of these communication and culture courses is given in this chapter; a complete list is available in the college's Office of Student Affairs before registration for each semester and summer session. The courses are also identified in the Course Schedule.

  4. Three semester hours of fine arts, chosen from courses in art (including art history, studio art, visual art studies), fine arts, music (including music, instruments, ensemble), and theatre and dance.

  5. Students must complete four semesters in a single foreign language. These courses may not be taken on the pass/fail basis. The usual course sequence is 406 or 506, 407 or 507 or 508K, 312K, and 312L. In some languages, different course numbers are used; such courses may be counted toward this requirement if they are designed to provide first-semester-level through fourth-semester-level proficiency. Any part of this requirement may be fulfilled by credit by examination.

    Students who enter the University with a foreign language deficiency must take the first two semesters in a foreign language without degree credit to remove the deficiency. Students must then complete two semesters beyond those courses in the same language to fulfill the foreign language requirement.

    An extensive foreign language testing program is available at the University. Students with knowledge of a language are encouraged to take appropriate tests both to earn as much credit as possible and to be placed at the proper level for further study. Students should consult the Measurement and Evaluation Center or the department concerned for information on testing.

  6. Fifteen semester hours of social science, consisting of six hours of American history; six hours of American government, including Texas government; and three hours of anthropology, economics, geography, linguistics, psychology, or sociology.

  7. Three semester hours of mathematics.

  8. Nine semester hours of natural sciences, of which six hours (and no more than six) must be taken in one field of study. Courses must be chosen from the following fields: astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer sciences, geological sciences, marine science, physical science, and physics. For this requirement, a student may take three hours of mathematics beyond those used to fulfill requirement 7.

  9. At least thirty-six semester hours of upper-division coursework.

  10. No more than twelve semester hours of transfer credit in communication studies may be counted toward the degree.

  11. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 120 semester hours. No more than thirty-six semester hours in one subject may be counted toward the degree.

Major Requirements

  1. At least thirty but no more than thirty-six semester hours of communication studies. At least fifteen hours must be in upper-division coursework. Each student must complete one of the following tracks:
    1. Corporate Communication
      1. Communication Studies 306M, 313M, and 332K.
      2. Six semester hours chosen from the following courses: Communication Studies 310K, 316L, 352, 353, and 372K.
      3. Fifteen additional semester hours of communication studies.
    2. Human Relations
      1. Communication Studies 306M and 332K.
      2. Eighteen semester hours chosen from the following courses: Communication Studies 314L, 315M, 334K, 344K, 348K, 354, 357, and 358.
      3. Six additional semester hours of communication studies.
    3. Political Communication
      1. Communication Studies 306M and 332K.
      2. Nine semester hours chosen from the following courses: Communication Studies 317C, 332, 340K, and 342K.
      3. Fifteen additional semester hours of communication studies.
  2. At least six semester hours of coursework must be taken in the College of Communication but outside communication studies. However, no student may count toward the degree more than forty-two semester hours (including transfer credit) in College of Communication coursework.
  3. No College of Communication course to be counted toward the degree may be taken on the pass/fail basis, unless the course is offered only on that basis.

Order and Choice of Work

First Year

  1. The student must take three courses from the following group each semester:
    1. Rhetoric and Composition 306.
    2. Courses to be counted toward requirements 6, 7, and 8 of the prescribed work.
    3. Courses in a foreign language.
  2. Enough additional coursework to raise the student's course load to fifteen or sixteen hours each semester. Courses should be chosen with the guidance of a college adviser.

First-year students may not take two beginning language courses in the same semester. First-year students may not take more than eight semester hours in one department.

Second Year

  1. The student must take three courses from the following group each semester; four are recommended:
    1. English 316K and any three-semester-hour course in English or rhetoric and composition.
    2. Courses to be counted toward requirements 6, 7, and 8 of the prescribed work, including courses in American government or American history.
    3. Courses in the foreign language, unless the language requirement has been fulfilled.
  2. Lower-division communication studies courses recommended by the student's adviser.
  3. Enough additional coursework, if needed, to raise the student's course load to fifteen or sixteen hours each semester.

Third and Fourth Years

  1. Two courses certified as having a substantial writing component.
  2. Any outstanding requirements included in the prescribed work.
  3. The remaining courses listed as major requirements. Students should note that some upper-division courses have a series of prerequisites that take up to three semesters to complete.
  4. Enough additional coursework to raise the student's course load to fifteen or sixteen hours each semester.

Teacher Certification

Students seeking a degree in communication studies and a teaching certificate should fulfill the major requirements above by taking courses that also fulfill the certification requirements of the State Board for Educator Certification and should take the College of Education courses required for certification as electives. These students must have their course schedules approved each semester by the appropriate adviser in the Department of Communication Studies. Students with approved courses will be recommended for student teaching in the senior year.

Bachelor of Journalism

To be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Journalism, the candidate must complete 120 semester hours of coursework and must fulfill the University-wide graduation requirements in chapter 1, the college graduation requirements in this chapter, and the special requirements, prescribed work, and major requirements below.

Areas of Study

Journalism courses are divided broadly into skills and studies courses and more narrowly within these two categories according to their level and probable writing content.

Studies courses (numbered 310-314 and 360-369): Journalism 310, 310K, 360, 361E, 362E, 363, 364E, 366E, 367E

Studies courses that may contain a substantial writing component (numbered 340-349): Journalism 340C, 347S, 348S, 349T

Skills courses (numbered 315-319): Journalism 315, 316

Introductory skills courses (numbered 320-329): Journalism 320D, 322D, 325, 327

Open skills courses (numbered 330-339): Journalism 330, 331, 331K, 131P, 334, 335, 336, 338, 339D. In general, these courses are open to all students who have completed the skills core, Journalism 315 and 320D.

Intermediate skills courses (numbered 350-359): Journalism 353D, 355, 359T

Advanced skills courses (numbered 370-379): Journalism 370K, 371K, 372D, 373D, 374D, 375, 376D, 377D, 379, 379P

In addition, courses are divided into the school's four areas of professional concentration:

Print journalism (newspaper or magazine): Journalism 327, 335, 373D, 374D, 375, 376D, 377D

Broadcast journalism: Journalism 322D, 353D, 372D

Photojournalism: Journalism 316, 325, 336, 355, 370K, 371K

Multimedia journalism: Journalism 331, 334, 338

Courses in each area have prerequisites appropriate to their skill level; prerequisites may include testing, an interview, or other procedures in conjunction with the school's application process. Information about these additional requirements is available from the School of Journalism adviser.

Students are encouraged to take courses in at least two professional areas.

Special Requirements

To become a journalism major, a student must apply for admission and must indicate his or her primary interest in one of the four areas of concentration within the school: print journalism, photojournalism, broadcast journalism, and multimedia journalism. The student should apply for admission while taking or upon completing Journalism 315. Admission decisions are made by the Journalism Undergraduate Selection Committee.

The student may not take any upper-division journalism course unless he or she has been admitted to the program. Students who register for upper-division journalism courses without having been admitted to the program will be dropped from those courses, normally before the twelfth class day.

To enroll in upper-division journalism courses, a student must have a University grade point average of at least 2.25 and a grade point average in courses in the College of Communication of at least 2.00. Students who do not fulfill this requirement will be dropped from upper-division journalism courses, normally before the twelfth class day. This requirement is waived for the transfer student during the first semester of coursework, while he or she is establishing a University grade point average.

The student must complete at least eighty semester hours outside journalism. At least sixty-five hours must be in liberal arts and natural sciences.

A score of at least 45 on the College of Communication Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation Test and a score of at least 29 on the School of Journalism Word Processing Test are required for admission to most journalism courses. Students who do not fulfill this requirement will be dropped from these courses, normally before the twelfth class day.

Additional information about the preceding requirements is available from the School of Journalism at (512) 471-1845 or http://journalism.utexas.edu/.

A student majoring in journalism may not register for more than nine semester hours in journalism in one semester or summer session.

Any student enrolled in a journalism course who does not attend the first class meeting or laboratory session may be dropped from that course.

A student with a major in journalism must have a grade of at least C in each course taken in the College of Communication that is counted toward the degree; if the course is offered on the pass/fail basis only, the student must have the symbol CR.

Prescribed Work

  1. Rhetoric and Composition 306, English 316K, and an additional three-semester-hour course in either English or rhetoric and composition.

  2. Two courses certified as having a substantial writing component, both of which may be taken within the College of Communication. Courses with a substantial writing component are identified in the Course Schedule.

  3. Three semester hours of coursework in the College of Communication dealing with the study of communication issues concerning at least one minority or nondominant group within the United States. Courses that fulfill this requirement may also be used to fulfill other degree requirements. A partial list of these communication and culture courses is given in this chapter; a complete list is available in the college's Office of Student Affairs before registration for each semester and summer session. The courses are also identified in the Course Schedule.

  4. Three semester hours of fine arts, chosen from courses in art (including art history, studio art, visual art studies), fine arts, music (including music, instruments, ensemble), and theatre and dance.

  5. Students must complete four semesters in a single foreign language. These courses may not be taken on the pass/fail basis. The usual course sequence is 406 or 506, 407 or 507 or 508K, 312K, and 312L. For some languages, different course numbers are used; such courses may be counted toward this requirement if they are designed to provide first-semester-level through fourth-semester-level proficiency. Any part of this requirement may be fulfilled by credit by examination.

    Students who enter the University with a foreign language deficiency must take the first two semesters in a foreign language without degree credit to remove the deficiency. Students must then complete two semesters beyond those courses in the same language to fulfill the foreign language requirement.

    An extensive foreign language testing program is available at the University. Students with knowledge of a language are encouraged to take appropriate tests both to earn as much credit as possible and to be placed at the proper level for further study. Students should consult the Measurement and Evaluation Center or the department concerned for information on testing.

  6. Fifteen semester hours of social science, consisting of six hours of American history; six hours of American government, including Texas government; and three hours of anthropology, economics, geography, linguistics, psychology, or sociology.

  7. Three semester hours of mathematics.

  8. Nine semester hours of natural sciences, of which six hours (and no more than six) must be taken in one field of study. Courses must be chosen from the following fields: astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer sciences, geological sciences, marine science, physical science, and physics. For this requirement, a student may take three hours of mathematics beyond those used to fulfill requirement 7.

  9. At least thirty-six semester hours of upper-division coursework.

  10. No more than twelve semester hours of transfer credit in journalism may be counted toward the degree.

  11. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 120 semester hours. No more than thirty-six semester hours in one subject may be counted toward the degree, except as indicated under "Major Requirements" below. Photojournalism students are encouraged to take a three-semester-hour survey or history course in the visual arts. Such a course may be a prerequisite to photojournalism courses.

Major Requirements

  1. At least thirty-three but no more than thirty-six semester hours in journalism.
  2. The studies core, Journalism 310 and 360; and the skills core, Journalism 315 and 320D. Students must complete the skills core before taking most open, intermediate, and advanced skills courses.
  3. Nine semester hours chosen from the following studies courses: Journalism 310K, 340C, 347S, 348S, 349T, 361E, 363, 364E, 366E, 367E. At least one course must be chosen from Journalism 340C, 347S, 348S, and 349T.
  4. Nine semester hours chosen from the following skills courses: Journalism 316, 322D, 325, 327, 330, 331, 331K, 131P, 334, 335, 336, 338, 339D, 353D, 355, 359T, 370K, 371K, 372D, 373D, 374D, 375, 376D, 377D.
  5. At least six semester hours of coursework must be taken in the College of Communication but outside the School of Journalism. No more than forty-two hours (including transfer credit) in College of Communication coursework may be counted toward the degree.
  6. No College of Communication course to be counted toward the degree may be taken on the pass/fail basis, unless the course is offered only on that basis.

Order and Choice of Work

First Year

  1. The student must take three courses from the following group each semester:
    1. Rhetoric and Composition 306.
    2. Courses to be counted toward requirements 6, 7, and 8 of the prescribed work above. Students who plan to concentrate in photojournalism are encouraged to take courses in chemistry, physics, and mathematics to fulfill requirement 8.
    3. Courses in a foreign language.
  2. Journalism 310.
  3. Enough additional coursework to raise the student's course load to fifteen or sixteen hours each semester. Courses should be chosen with the guidance of a college adviser.

First-year students may not take two beginning language courses in the same semester. First-year students may not take more than eight semester hours in one department.

Second Year

  1. The student must take three courses from the following group each semester; four are recommended:
    1. English 316K and any three-semester-hour course in English or rhetoric and composition.
    2. Courses to be counted toward requirements 6, 7, and 8 of the prescribed work, including courses in American government or American history.
    3. Courses in the foreign language, unless the language requirement has been fulfilled.
  2. Journalism 315 and additional coursework to fulfill the major requirements
  3. Enough additional coursework, if needed, to raise the student's course load to fifteen or sixteen hours each semester. Basic courses in accounting and computer sciences are especially recommended.

Third and Fourth Years

  1. Two courses certified as having a substantial writing component.
  2. Any outstanding requirements included in the prescribed work.
  3. Journalism 320D and 360 and additional coursework to fulfill the major requirements.
  4. Upper-division electives chosen to support the major. Students seeking teacher certification should consult the teacher certification officer, College of Education, for information about the courses required.

 


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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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