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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

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.

School of Journalism

Journalism majors 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.

In addition to the prerequisites given below, several policies described in this catalog affect registration in journalism courses. These include the Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation Test requirement and the policies described in the section "Special Requirements."

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester. Because prerequisites are subject to change, students should consult the Course Schedule before registering.

Journalism: J

Lower-Division Courses

310. Critical Issues in Journalism.
Introduction to major issues facing the news media in a democratic society, including ethics, institutions, effects, and standards of press performance.

310K. Visual Literacy.
Introduction to the visual concerns of message design and interpretation, including their bases in theories of visual perception, semiotics, and media practice.

315. News Media Writing and Editing.
Restricted to prejournalism and pre-public relations majors. Introduction to fundamental journalistic writing skills for the media and to fundamental copyediting, including selection, processing, and display of news and other information; studies in news audience interests; readability, clarity, verification, and style. Two lecture hours and three to four and one-half laboratory hours a week, as required, for one semester. Journalism 312 and 315 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Journalism 310 with a grade of at least C; 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.

316. Photographic Communication.
Introduction to photographic technique and recent trends, evaluation, visual design, and use of images in the media. Students must provide their own 35-mm single-lens reflex camera that can be operated under manual mode and with off-camera flash. Three lecture hours and one and one-half laboratory hours a week for one semester. Journalism 311K and 316 may not both be counted.

Upper-Division Courses

320D. Intermediate Reporting.
Restricted to journalism majors. Information-gathering and information-retrieval skills, reporting and editing techniques, and interviewing. Introduction to electronic resources for journalists. Three lecture hours and six laboratory hours a week for one semester. Journalism 320D and 322 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Journalism 310 and 315 with a grade of at least C in each; a score of at least 45 on the College of Communication Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation Test; a score of at least 29 on the School of Journalism Word Processing Test; and acceptance into the major in journalism.

321L. Intensive Writing/Editing.
Restricted to graduate students. Training in fundamentals of news gathering, writing, and editing for advanced students with no previous journalism. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor or the graduate adviser in journalism.

322D. Broadcast Newswriting and Radio Reporting.
Restricted to journalism majors. Examination and practice of writing news for broadcast and of basic broadcast reporting skills. Students write, report, edit, and produce a radio news program on deadline. Two lecture hours and four laboratory hours a week for one semester. Journalism 320R (Topic 1: Specialized Reporting) and 322D may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Journalism 310 and 315 with a grade of at least C in each; a score of at least 45 on the College of Communication Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation Test; a score of at least 29 on the School of Journalism Word Processing Test; and acceptance into the broadcast journalism area.

325. Photography I.
Restricted to journalism majors. Intensive training in basic digital and black-and-white professional photography; darkroom techniques; fundamental approaches to producing images. Three lecture hours and four laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Journalism 310, 315, and 316 with a grade of at least C in each; a score of at least 45 on the College of Communication Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation Test; a score of at least 29 on the School of Journalism Word Processing Test; a three-semester-hour survey or history course in the visual arts; and acceptance into the photojournalism area.

327. Feature Writing.
Restricted to journalism majors. Practice in researching, reporting, writing, structuring, and editing feature stories and news features for the print media. Identifying and contacting appropriate freelance markets regarding queries and stories. Only one of the following may be counted: Journalism 327, Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 4: Feature Writing), Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 6: Feature Writing). Prerequisite: Journalism 310 and 315 with a grade of at least C in each; credit or registration for Journalism 320D; 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.

330. News Editing.
Restricted to journalism majors. Advanced editing for news media. Emphasis on news judgment, language use, and print editing, as well as skills necessary for the collaborative production of multimedia news. Three lecture hours and four laboratory hours a week for one semester. Journalism 314 and 330 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Journalism 310, 315, and 320D with a grade of at least C in each; 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.

331. Web Publishing.
Restricted to journalism majors. Advanced skills in Web design and in publishing multimedia content. Emphasis on collaborative work in creating an ongoing Web information product. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Journalism 331 and 352 (Topic 11: Multimedia Publishing) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Journalism 310, 315, and 320D with a grade of at least C in each; a score of at least 45 on the College of Communication Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation Test; a score of at least 29 on the School of Journalism Word Processing Test; and consent of instructor.

331K. Projects in Professional Experience.
Restricted to journalism majors. Internships to be arranged by student and approved by instructor. Internship to be arranged. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. May be taken only once. Journalism 321K and 331K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Journalism 310, 315, and 320D with a grade of at least C in each; a score of at least 45 on the College of Communication Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation Test; a score of at least 29 on the School of Journalism Word Processing Test; and consent of instructor. Each student must also have earned a grade of at least C in the following course or courses appropriate to his or her area of concentration: broadcast news: Journalism 322D; print journalism: Journalism 320D; photojournalism: Journalism 325; or, for students with approval to complete a multimedia internship: Journalism 320D.

131P. Internship.
Restricted to journalism majors. Internship and discussion hours to be arranged. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. May be repeated for credit, but only one hour may be counted toward a degree in the College of Communication. Prerequisite: Journalism 331K; a score of at least 45 on the College of Communication Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation Test; a score of at least 29 on the School of Journalism Word Processing Test; and consent of instructor.

334. Multimedia Journalism.
Restricted to journalism majors. Review of on-line reporting techniques, advanced multimedia skills, and current issues in new media. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Journalism 334 and 352 (Topic 10: On-line Journalism) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Journalism 310, 315, and 320D with a grade of at least C in each; a score of at least 45 on the College of Communication Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation Test; a score of at least 29 on the School of Journalism Word Processing Test; and consent of instructor.

335. Narrative Journalism.
Restricted to journalism majors. Students develop and produce a publication, focusing particularly on underrepresented groups and issues. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Journalism 335, 352 (Topic 2: Community Journalism), Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 11: Latino Community Journalism), 322 (Topic 11: Narrative Journalism), Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 4: Latino Community Journalism), 374 (Topic 4: Narrative Journalism). Prerequisite: Journalism 310, 315, and 320D with a grade of at least C in each; a score of at least 45 on the College of Communication Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation Test; a score of at least 29 on the School of Journalism Word Processing Test; and consent of instructor.

336. Visual Design.
The history, design, and production of media materials. Topics include design principles, visual perception, typography, and manipulation of images and photographs; printing processes and color reproduction; and page design for print. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. Journalism 324K and 336 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Journalism 310 and 315 with a grade of at least C in each; 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.

338. Computer-Assisted Reporting.
Restricted to journalism majors. Study of computer-assisted journalism, including electronic document retrieval and manipulation, spreadsheet and database management, and Internet skills. Collaborative work on major investigative projects. Journalism 338 and 352 (Topic 5: Computer-Assisted Reporting) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Journalism 310, 315, and 320D with a grade of at least C in each; a score of at least 45 on the College of Communication Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation Test; a score of at least 29 on the School of Journalism Word Processing Test; and consent of instructor.

339D. News Documentaries and Public Affairs.
Restricted to journalism majors. Study and practice of researching, writing, and producing short-form and magazine documentaries for television. Journalism 320R (Topic 4: News Documentaries and Public Affairs) and 339D may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Journalism 310, 315, and 320D with a grade of at least C in each; a score of at least 45 on the College of Communication Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation Test; a score of at least 29 on the School of Journalism Word Processing Test; and consent of instructor.

340C. Topics in Journalism, Communication, and Culture.
Issues concerning minority or nondominant groups within the United States. Some topics may require additional laboratory hours. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Mass Media and Minorities. Survey of minority communication problems: alienation, fragmentation, media access; criticism and feedback for minority groups based on racial/ethnic background, age, sex, disability, social or economic class, and sexual orientation. Only one of the following may be counted: Journalism 340C (Topic 1), 359, Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 10: Mass Media and Minorities), Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 22: Mass Media and Minorities). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; a major in journalism; 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.

Topic 2: African Americans and the Media. Same as African and African American Studies 374 (Topic 23: African Americans and the Media). Journalism 340C (Topic 2) and 352 (Topic 9: African Americans and the Media) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 3: Journalism and Religion. How journalists from different faiths view the news and how religion-based organizations may be understood and covered. Journalism 340C (Topic 3) and 352 (Topic: Journalism and Religion) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; a major in journalism; 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.

347S. Magazine Management.
Study of the business of launching and maintaining successful publications. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. Journalism 347S and 352 (Topic 3: Magazine Management) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; a major in journalism; 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.

348S. Media Management.
Print and broadcast management and planning in operations, personnel, content, marketing, finance, technology, and regulation. Journalism 348S and 378 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; a major in journalism; 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.

349T. Topics in Journalism.
Contemporary social, professional, and intellectual concerns in the practice of journalism. Some topics may require additional laboratory hours. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Senior Seminar. Capstone experience in analysis of current journalism issues. Students complete a major research project. Prerequisite: Completion of ninety semester hours of coursework, a major in journalism, and consent of instructor.

Topic 2: Business Journalism. Practical training and experience in business and financial reporting and writing. Journalism 349T (Topic 2) and 352 (Topic: Business Journalism) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; a major in journalism; a score of at least 45 on the College of Communication Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation Test; a score of at least 29 on the School of Journalism Word Processing Test; and consent of instructor.

Topic 3: Journalist as Novelist. Same as American Studies 370 (Topic 9: Journalist as Novelist) and English 379M (Topic 1: Journalist as Novelist). Journalism 349T (Topic 3) and 352 (Topic 4: Journalist as Novelist) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, 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 4: International Reporting. Designed to provide students with skills in foreign reporting and a better understanding of international news production processes, with special emphasis on Latin America. Journalism 349T (Topic 4) and 352 (Topic 7: International Reporting) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; a major in journalism; a score of at least 45 on the College of Communication Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation Test; a score of at least 29 on the School of Journalism Word Processing Test; and consent of instructor.

Topic 5: Broadcast News Practices and Analysis. Journalism 349T (Topic 5) and 352 (Topic 12: Broadcast News Practices and Analysis) may not both be counted.

Topic 7: Oral History as Journalism. Study of oral history archives, including similarities and differences between oral history and journalistic interviews and possible problems with oral histories in journalism. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; a major in journalism; 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.

353D. Television Reporting.
Restricted to journalism majors. Basic television news gathering skills, including shooting and editing videotape, planning and executing visual storytelling, and writing and producing news packages. Students assist in the production of a television news program. Two lecture hours and four laboratory hours a week for one semester. Journalism 320R (Topic 3: Problems of Radio News Coverage) and 353D may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Journalism 320D; Journalism 322D with a grade of at least C; a score of at least 45 on the College of Communication Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation Test; a score of at least 29 on the School of Journalism Word Processing Test; and acceptance into the broadcast journalism area.

355. Photography II.
Restricted to journalism majors. Advanced techniques for newspaper and magazine photography. Concentrates on photojournalism principles; deadline shooting in color for general news, spot news, sports, and features; printing and electronic image reproduction; and selecting images for content, aesthetic values, and technical quality. Three lecture hours and four laboratory hours a week for one semester. Journalism 325K and 355 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Journalism 325 with a grade of at least C; credit or registration for Journalism 336; a score of at least 45 on the College of Communication Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation Test; a score of at least 29 on the School of Journalism Word Processing Test; and acceptance into the photojournalism area.

359T. Topics in Journalism, Skills, and Techniques.
Restricted to journalism majors. Contemporary professional skills and techniques in the practices of journalism. Three lecture hours and two to four laboratory hours a week for one semester, as required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Sports Journalism. Coverage of sports and athletics, including interviewing coaches and athletes, investigative reporting, the business side of sports, ethical issues for sports journalists, and writing sidebars and color stories. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Journalism 340C (Topic: Sports Journalism) and 359T (Topic 1: Sports Journalism) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Journalism 320D with a grade of at least C; a score of at least 45 on the College of Communication Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation Test; a score of at least 29 on the School of Journalism Word Processing Test; and consent of the director of the school.

Topic 2: Magazine Production. Study of the revenue and production aspects of launching and maintaining successful magazines; advertising, production, printing, and the business sides of the industry. Students produce Orange magazine. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Journalism 320D and 347S with a grade of at least C in each; 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.

Topic 3: Advanced Visual Design. Advanced exploration of principles and processes of visual design, including design principles, visual perception, typography, image-making, uses of color, printing techniques, and publication design. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Journalism 320D and 336 with a grade of at least C in each; a score of at least 45 on the College of Communication Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation Test; a score of at least 29 on the School of Journalism Word Processing Test; and consent of instructor.

360. Media Law and Ethics.
Social and ethical responsibilities; legal rights and restrictions, including Constitutional guarantees, libel, invasion of privacy, and contempt of court. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and a major in journalism or public relations; or consent of instructor.

361E. International News.
Survey of international news flow patterns; barriers to free news flow; comparative studies of the foreign press; the role of foreign correspondents and international news agencies. Journalism 323 and 361E may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and a major in journalism, or consent of instructor.

362E. History of Photography.
Development of photojournalism and commercial, documentary, amateur, and art photography: historical processes, the evolution of stylistic trends, and the careers of major photographers. Journalism 332 and 362E may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and a major in journalism, or consent of instructor.

363. Theories of Mass Communication.
Comparative survey of perspectives, research, and theories on communication through the mass media; theories on media effects and the construction of social reality, especially regarding the news media. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and a major in journalism or public relations; or consent of instructor.

364E. The Mass Media and Society.
Readings, lectures, films, guest speakers, and panel discussions on the function, role, and responsibility of the mass media in modern society. Journalism 329K and 364E may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and a major in journalism, or consent of instructor.

366E. History of Journalism.
Development of the mass media; social, economic, and political factors that have contributed to changes in the press. Journalism 366E and 376 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and a major in journalism, or consent of instructor.

367E. Journalism in Latin America.
Study of the practice of journalism in Latin America. Survey of the region, including historical, political, economic, cultural, ethnic, and geographical aspects. Journalism 352 (Topic 8: Journalism in Latin America) and 367E may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and a major in journalism, or consent of instructor.

370K. Advanced Photojournalism.
Restricted to journalism majors. Explores intensive photographic reportage and documentation using the camera as a tool of investigation and interaction. Emphasis on creation of photo stories, photo essays, and feature stories, with editing and page layout. Three lecture hours and four laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Journalism 355 with a grade of at least C, and acceptance into the photojournalism area.

371K. Photographic Illustration.
Restricted to journalism majors. Principles of studio lighting, theory and practice of contemporary color, location lighting, and the production of portfolio-quality work, as applied to advertising, photographic illustration, and photojournalism. Three lecture hours and four laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Journalism 355 with a grade of at least C, and acceptance into the photojournalism area.

372D. Television Producing.
Restricted to journalism majors. Philosophy and execution of producing television news programs. Advanced writing and reporting skills. Students are responsible for collaborative production of television news programs on deadline. Two lecture hours and four laboratory hours a week for one semester. Journalism 343R and 372D may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Journalism 322D and 353D with a grade of at least C in each, and acceptance into the broadcast journalism area.

373D. Advanced News Reporting.
Restricted to journalism majors. Study of community and institutional news sources; reporting on courts and city, county, and state governments; emphasis on fact-finding and skill in writing; in-depth reporting of significant events. Three lecture hours and six hours of laboratory reporting a week for one semester. Journalism 361 and 373D may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Journalism 320D with a grade of at least C.

374D. Advanced Feature Writing.
Restricted to journalism majors. Study of researching, reporting, writing, and structuring advanced feature stories for consumer/trade publications and newspapers, with a concentration on identifying and contacting appropriate freelance markets regarding queries and stories. Journalism 368 and 374D may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Journalism 320D and 327 with a grade of at least C in each.

375. Magazine Editing and Publishing.
Restricted to journalism majors. Advanced magazine design and layout; critical analysis of the magazine in society. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Journalism 324, 349T (Topic 6: Print Design), 375, 376D, 377D. Prerequisite: Journalism 330 and 336 with a grade of at least C in each.

376D. Newspaper Editing and Layout.
Restricted to journalism majors. Advanced newspaper typography, layout, and editing. Graphics techniques and production processes; planning content and format of newspapers; copydesk management. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Journalism 324, 349T (Topic 6: Print Design), 375, 376D, 377D. Prerequisite: Journalism 330 and 336 with a grade of at least C in each.

377D. Print Design.
Restricted to journalism majors. Advanced print design and layout. Graphics techniques and production processes; planning content and format of newspapers and magazines. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Journalism 324, 349T (Topic 6: Print Design), 375, 376D, 377D. Prerequisite: Journalism 330 and 336 with a grade of at least C in each.

379. Journalism Research Projects.
Restricted to journalism majors. Designed to give students the opportunity to pursue special studies for which separate courses have not been organized. The equivalent of nine laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of the director of the school.

379H. Honors Tutorial Course.
Restricted to journalism majors. Conference course of intensive study, planned by Journalism Honors Committee; research and the writing of a substantial paper on a special journalism topic. Individual instruction. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Admission to the Journalism Honors Program and consent of the director of the school.

379P. Photojournalism Research Projects.
Restricted to journalism majors. Designed to give photojournalism students the opportunity to pursue special studies for which separate courses have not been organized. The equivalent of nine laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of the director of the school.

 


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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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