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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

 

    

9. College of Liberal Arts

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Majors and Minors

Major requirements. The Bachelor of Arts, Plan I, requires the completion of all requirements for one major. Requirements for majors offered by the College of Liberal Arts are given in this section; those for majors offered by the College of Natural Sciences are given in chapter 10.

The major subject is not shown on the diploma. It is not possible for a student to receive a second Bachelor of Arts degree from the University.

Advising of majors. A student who has chosen a major is advised during registration periods in the department of the major. Students who have not chosen a major are advised through the program for undeclared majors in the Student Division, College of Liberal Arts, Dorothy Gebauer Building 2.200. For matters concerning degree requirements, specific academic problems, petitions, and academic advice in general, the student should go to the Student Division.

Hour requirements for the major. Unless the requirements of the major state otherwise, a major consists of at least twenty-one but no more than forty-two semester hours, with at least twelve hours in upper-division courses. Of these twelve hours, six must be taken in residence. These restrictions exist in the context of the general residence requirement for the major of eighteen semester hours.

Unless otherwise indicated, a course taken to meet the requirements under "Prescribed Work" may also be counted toward fulfillment of the major requirements.

A student who earns credit by examination with a grade of C or better will be given the appropriate grade and degree credit, including hours required in the major.

Minors. Students in most majors must also fulfill the requirements of a minor. The minor consists of a specific number of semester hours of coursework completed outside the student's major field. The requirements of the minor are established by the major department and are given with the major requirements. Additional restrictions may be imposed by the academic department(s) in which the student takes the courses used to fulfill the requirements of the minor; before planning to use a course to fulfill the minor requirement, the student should consult the department or program that offers the course.

The same courses may not be used to fulfill the requirements for both a major and a minor. Courses used to fulfill the requirements for a minor must be taken on the letter-grade basis, and six of the required semester hours must be taken in residence.

Unless otherwise indicated, a course taken to meet the requirements under "Prescribed Work" may also be counted toward fulfillment of the minor requirements.

Majors in departments in other colleges and schools. With the approval of the deans of the colleges involved, a Bachelor of Arts, Plan I, student may major in another college or school of the University.

The dean of the College of Liberal Arts may, in consultation with other faculty members and deans, arrange for the development of major programs by departments in other colleges and schools on the Austin campus. If a student wishes to major in a department in another school or college for which a major program has not already been developed, the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and other deans involved may prepare such a program on the petition of the student, with the condition that the deans must approve the major in question.

American Studies

Major: The American studies major requires twenty-four semester hours of American studies coursework: (1) American Studies 310; (2) American Studies 355 and 356; (3) nine hours chosen from topics of American Studies 370; and (4) six additional hours of American studies coursework.

Minor for American studies majors: Twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University. Six of the required twelve hours must be taken in residence.

Ancient History and Classical Civilization

Major: Thirty-three semester hours of coursework in history, classical civilization, and Greek or Latin, consisting of

  1. Six semester hours of premodern history, chosen from topics of Ancient History and Classical Civilization 310 and 330.
  2. Nine semester hours of upper-division Greek history and/or Roman history, chosen from topics of Ancient History and Classical Civilization 325.
  3. Nine semester hours of classical civilization, Greek, Latin, and/or topics of Ancient History and Classical Civilization 319 and 325. Coursework used to fulfill the Area A foreign language requirement may not also be counted toward this requirement.
  4. Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in Greek and/or Latin.
  5. Ancient History and Classical Civilization 378.
Anthropology

Major: Thirty semester hours of anthropology, including at least eighteen hours of upper-division coursework, consisting of

  1. Anthropology 301, 304, and either 302, 305, or 307
  2. At least three hours of upper-division coursework in each of the following areas. A list of the courses in each area is available from the anthropology adviser.
    1. Theory: Anthropology 330C or an approved alternate course.
    2. Methods: Anthropology 453, 462M, 662, or an approved alternate course.
    3. Culture/geographic area.
  3. Twelve additional hours, including at least nine hours of upper-division coursework.

Minor for anthropology majors: Twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University. Six of the required twelve hours must be taken in residence.

Arabic Language and Literature

Major: Twenty-four semester hours of upper-division coursework in Arabic language, literature, and culture:

  1. Six hours of language:
    1. Arabic 320K, Arabic Readings and Grammar I.
    2. Arabic 320L, Arabic Readings and Grammar II.
  2. Six hours in Arabic 360L, Topics in Arabic Literature.
  3. Six hours chosen from the following courses:
    1. Arabic 330K, Advanced Readings in Arabic I.
    2. Arabic 330L, Advanced Readings in Arabic II.
    3. Arabic 360L, Topics in Arabic Literature. Topics of Arabic 360L used to fulfill requirement 2 may not also be used to fulfill requirement 3.
  4. Six hours in Arabic 372, Topics in Arabic Culture.

Minor for Arabic language and literature majors: Twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University. If the minor is in a foreign language other than that used to fulfill the Area A foreign language requirement, the twelve hours may be lower-division but must include at least six hours beyond course 507 or the equivalent. Six of the required twelve hours must be taken in residence.

Asian Cultures and Languages

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in Asian cultures and languages is offered with specialization in Chinese, Japanese, Hindi and/or Urdu, Malayalam, or Sanskrit.

Major: Twenty-four semester hours, including twenty-one hours of upper-division coursework in the language and culture of one of the areas of specialization listed above. The twenty-four hours must include twelve hours of upper-division coursework in the language of specialization and nine hours of upper-division coursework in Asian studies related to the specialization. A list of courses that fulfill this requirement is available in the Department of Asian Studies. For students specializing in Japanese, the remaining three hours must be Japanese 322 or 330; for others, the remaining three hours must be chosen from the area of specialization or from the list of Asian studies courses related to the specialization.

Minor for Asian cultures and language majors: Twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one field of study in the University other than the area of specialization. Six of the required twelve hours must be taken in residence.

Asian Studies

Major: Twenty-four semester hours of Asian studies coursework, at least eighteen of which must be upper-division. In addition, students must take two years of an Asian language. Up to six hours of upper-division Asian language coursework may be counted toward the twenty-four semester hours in the major. The twenty-four semester hours of coursework must include

  1. At least one core Asian history course. A list of courses that fulfill this requirement is available in the Department of Asian Studies.
  2. At least one course in each of the following three areas: China, Japan, South Asia. A list of courses that fulfill this requirement is available in the Department of Asian Studies.
  3. Asian Studies 378.

Minor for Asian studies majors: Twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University. Six of the required twelve hours must be taken in residence.

Classics

Major: Twenty-one semester hours of coursework in Latin, Greek, and classical civilization, including at least six hours in upper-division Latin, at least six hours in upper-division Greek, and at least six hours in classical civilization courses of any level. All students must complete Greek 362, Greek 365, or Latin 365. With the approval of the Department of Classics, specific courses outside the department may be counted as courses in classical civilization.

Minor for Classics majors: Twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one field of study in the University other than Latin, Greek, and classical civilization. Six of the required twelve hours must be taken in residence.

Czech Language and Culture

Major: Twenty-four semester hours of Czech, including at least twelve hours of upper-division coursework. Czech 506 and 507 may be counted as part of the twenty-four hours.

Minor for Czech language and culture majors: Either (1) twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University; or (2) nine semester hours of coursework beyond 507 or the equivalent in a second foreign language, including at least three hours of upper-division coursework. Six of the required hours must be taken in residence.

Economics

All economics majors must earn grades of at least C in Economics 304K and 304L, and grades of at least C in either Mathematics 408C and 408D or Mathematics 408K, 408L, and 408M. Mathematics 403K and 403L may not be substituted for the required math courses.

Major: Twenty-five semester hours of economics, including Economics 420K, 320L, 329, and at least nine additional hours of upper-division coursework. At least six of the additional hours of upper-division coursework must be in courses for which a grade of at least C in Economics 420K (or 320K) is a prerequisite. Economics 420K, 320L, and 329 must be completed in residence. Economics majors must take Economics 420K at least two semesters prior to completion of the degree. Students may not enroll in Economics 420K more than twice.

The student must make a grade of at least C in Economics 420K, 320L, and 329, and must earn a grade point average of at least 2.00 in all other economics courses taken at the University and counted toward fulfillment of the major requirement. No student may register for more than ten semester hours of economics in any one semester without approval of an undergraduate adviser in the Department of Economics.

Minor for economics majors: Twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University. Six of the required twelve hours must be taken in residence.

English

Major: Thirty-three semester hours of English and rhetoric and composition, including twenty-four hours in three-semester-hour upper-division courses. The upper-division coursework must consist of two electives and one course in each of the following six areas: a single- or dual-author course; a literary period or survey course; a course on a literary genre or theme; a course in either language or writing; a comparative or interdisciplinary course; and a senior seminar. A list of the courses in each area is available from the Undergraduate Advising Office, Parlin Hall 114.

The student must make a grade of at least C in each course in English and rhetoric and composition taken at the University and counted toward fulfillment of the major requirement.

No student may take more than two upper-division English and rhetoric and composition courses in a semester or a summer term without the consent of the undergraduate adviser in English.

Minor for English majors: Twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University. Six of the required twelve hours must be taken in residence. If the minor is in a foreign language other than that used to fulfill the Area A foreign language requirement, the twelve hours may be lower-division but must include at least six hours beyond course 507 or the equivalent.

Ethnic Studies

The ethnic studies program is administered through the Center for African and African American Studies, the Center for Asian American Studies, and the Center for Mexican American Studies. The directors and executive committees of these centers advise students, prescribe groups of courses that fulfill content requirements, and authorize course substitutions when appropriate. Students majoring in ethnic studies must choose one of three areas of concentration and meet the requirements of that concentration as outlined below.

African and African American Studies
  1. African and African American Studies 301, African American Culture.
  2. Twenty-four semester hours, including at least twelve hours of upper-division coursework. Students must complete two courses in each of the following areas. A list of the courses in each area is available from the undergraduate adviser.
    1. Africa
    2. The African diaspora
    3. African and African American expressive culture
    4. Blacks in the United States
  3. African and African American Studies 375, Community Internship.
  4. African and African American Studies 376, Senior Seminar.
Asian American Studies
  1. Asian American Studies 301.
  2. Twenty-one semester hours, including at least eighteen hours of upper-division coursework, chosen from a list of courses approved by the Advisory Committee of the Center for Asian American Studies. This coursework must include at least one three-hour course in each of the following groups:
    1. Culture, literature, and media studies
    2. Economics, history, and government
    3. Anthropology, geography, and sociology
  3. The minor: Twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one field of study in the University. Six of the required hours must be taken in residence.
Mexican American Studies
  1. Fifteen semester hours of lower-division coursework in Mexican American studies, consisting of Mexican American Studies 307 or 308 and twelve additional hours.
  2. Twenty-one semester hours of upper-division coursework in Mexican American studies, including Mexican American Studies 350 and either 361 or 362. Any upper-division Spanish course may be substituted for Mexican American Studies 350.

Students must use Spanish to fulfill the Area A foreign language requirement.

French

Major: Twenty-four semester hours of upper-division French, including French 320E, 322E, 326K, and 326L; French 340C, 340P, or 340T; and six hours of French courses numbered 350 or above.

Minor for French majors: Either (1) twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University; or (2) nine semester hours of coursework beyond 507 or the equivalent in a second foreign language, including at least three hours of upper-division coursework. Six of the required hours must be taken in residence.

Geography

Major: Thirty semester hours of geography, at least eighteen of which must be upper-division, including a twenty-one-hour core requirement consisting of two courses in physical geography, two in human geography, two in methods/techniques, and Geography 374. In addition to the core requirement, the student must complete at least nine semester hours in one of the following tracks: (1) geographic information science, (2) cultural geography, (3) environmental resource management, (4) general geography (designed for students who do not wish to specialize at the undergraduate level), (5) the city, (6) earth science, (7) global, international, and regional studies, and (8) landscape ecology and biogeography. Courses used to fulfill the core requirement may not be counted toward the completion of a track. Lists of courses that fulfill the core requirement and of courses in each track are available in the Department of Geography and the Environment.

Minor for geography majors: Twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University. Six of the required twelve hours must be taken in residence.

German

Major: Twenty-four semester hours of upper-division coursework in German, consisting of (1) six semester hours in language, chosen from German 328, 356, 356V, 356W, and 366K; (2) twelve semester hours in literature and culture, chosen from German 322, 324, 325, 348D, 361K, and 361L; and (3) six semester hours of topic seminars, chosen from German 363K, 369, and 373. Eighteen of the twenty-four hours must be taken in residence.

Minor for German majors: Either (1) twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one field of study in the University; or (2) nine semester hours of coursework beyond 507 or the equivalent in a second foreign language, including at least three hours of upper-division coursework. Six of the required hours must be taken in residence.

Government

Major: Twenty-seven semester hours of government, at least eighteen of which must be upper-division, including at least one upper-division course from each of three of the six fields into which the department's work is divided: (1) political theory, (2) American government and politics, (3) public law, (4) public administration, (5) comparative government, and (6) international relations and American diplomacy. No more than six hours of internship coursework may be counted toward the major, including transfer credit earned in internship courses at another institution.

No student may register for more than nine semester hours of government in one semester without the consent of an undergraduate adviser in the Department of Government.

Minor for government majors: Twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University. Six of the required twelve hours must be taken in residence.

Greek

Major: Twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in Greek, including Greek 362 and 365, and nine semester hours of coursework in Latin, classical civilization, or a combination of the two.

Minor for Greek majors: Twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University. Six of the required twelve hours must be taken in residence.

Hebrew Language and Literature

Major: Eighteen semester hours of upper-division coursework in Hebrew, including Hebrew 321, 322, and 325.

Minor for Hebrew language and literature majors: Twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University. If the minor is in a foreign language other than that used to fulfill the Area A foreign language requirement, the twelve hours may be lower-division but must include at least six hours beyond course 507 or the equivalent. Six of the required twelve hours must be taken in residence.

History

Major: Thirty semester hours of history, including at least fifteen hours of upper-division coursework. At least six hours of coursework must be in United States history, at least six must be in European history, and at least six must be in Latin American, African, Asian, or Middle Eastern history. At least three hours of non-United States history must be in upper-division coursework. All history majors must take History 350L as part of their thirty semester hours.

Minor for history majors: Twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University. Six of the required twelve hours must be taken in residence. If the minor is in a foreign language other than that used to fulfill the Area A foreign language requirement, the twelve hours may be lower-division but must include at least six hours beyond course 507 or the equivalent.

Humanities

Major: Forty-two semester hours, including at least thirty hours of upper-division coursework, arranged by contract in consultation with the humanities adviser. None of these forty-two hours may be counted toward the prescribed work for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Students normally enter the program in the sophomore or junior year. In developing the contract, the student and the adviser define objectives, central subject areas, and a general plan of study, structured in accordance with the student's interests. With the approval of the humanities adviser, the student chooses one of the following tracks.

  1. Track One
    1. Nine hours in a single field of study in the College of Liberal Arts.
    2. Nine hours in one or more other fields of study in the College of Liberal Arts.
    3. Nine hours in any field or fields outside the College of Liberal Arts.
    4. Nine additional hours in any field or fields at the University.
    5. Six hours of upper-division coursework in humanities, including Humanities 370. Students in the Humanities Honors Program must use Humanities 679HA and 679HB to fulfill this requirement.
  2. Track Two
    1. Twelve hours in a single field of study in the College of Liberal Arts.
    2. Nine hours in a second field of study in the College of Liberal Arts.
    3. Fifteen additional hours in any field or fields at the University.
    4. Six hours of upper-division coursework in humanities, including Humanities 370. Students in the Humanities Honors Program must use Humanities 679HA and 679HB to fulfill this requirement.
Islamic Studies

Major: Islamic Studies 310 and twenty-one semester hours of upper-division coursework in Islamic studies, including either Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 1: Prophet of Islam: His Life and Times) or Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 2: The Qur'an). Students must complete the equivalent of at least two years in Arabic, Persian, Turkish, or Urdu. Credit used to fulfill this requirement may also be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I. A maximum of six semester hours in upper-division conference courses may be counted toward the major.

Minor for Islamic studies majors: Twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University. If the minor is in a foreign language other than that used to fulfill the Area A foreign language requirement, the twelve hours may be lower-division but must include at least six hours beyond course 507 or the equivalent. Six of the required twelve hours must be taken in residence.

Italian

Major: Twenty-four semester hours of upper-division coursework in Italian, including Italian 326K, 326L, 328, and 329. Italian Civilization 360 may be counted toward this requirement.

Minor for Italian majors: Either (1) twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University; or (2) nine semester hours of coursework beyond 507 or the equivalent in a second foreign language, including at least three hours of upper-division coursework. Six of the required hours must be taken in residence.

Jewish Studies

Major: Twenty-four semester hours of coursework in Jewish studies, consisting of Jewish Studies 301 and twenty-one hours of upper-division coursework. Student must complete at least three hours in each of the following areas:

  1. Humanities and arts: Jewish Studies 363 or a comparable course indentified by the faculty adviser.
  2. History: Jewish Studies 364 or a comparable course identified by the faculty adviser.
  3. Social science: Jewish Studies 365 or a comparable course identified by the faculty adviser.

Students are encouraged to use Hebrew or Yiddish to fulfill the foreign language requirement.

Minor for Jewish studies majors: Twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University. If the minor is in a foreign language other than that used to fulfill the Area A foreign language requirement, the twelve hours may be lower-division but must include at least six hours beyond course 507 or the equivalent. Six of the required twelve hours must be taken in residence.

Kinesiology and Health

The College of Liberal Arts offers this intercollege major in cooperation with the College of Education. The major in kinesiology and health is appropriate for students who prefer a traditional liberal arts education to the more specialized training provided by the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. The Bachelor of Arts with a major in kinesiology and health does not prepare students for teacher certification.

Major: Thirty semester hours of kinesiology, including at least eighteen hours of upper-division coursework. Although students are free to choose any kinesiology courses other than Kinesiology 119, those with specific career interests are encouraged to follow the advising track for exercise science, health, or sports studies. Information about these tracks is available from the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education.

Minor for kinesiology and health majors: Eighteen semester hours, including at least nine hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University. Nine of the required hours must be taken in residence.

Latin

Major: Fifteen semester hours of upper-division coursework in Latin, including Latin 324 and at least three hours of Latin 365, and six semester hours of coursework in Greek, classical civilization, or a combination of the two.

Minor for Latin majors: Twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University. Six of the required twelve hours must be taken in residence.

Latin American Studies

All Latin American studies majors must take the following five core courses:

  1. Latin American Studies 301.
  2. Geography 319 or any other geography course cross-listed with Latin American studies, or Economics 355.
  3. Government 328L.
  4. History 346K or another upper-division history course on colonial Latin America (before 1810).
  5. History 346L or another upper-division history course on either modern Latin America (since 1810) or an individual Latin American nation since independence.

A list of courses that will fulfill requirements 4 and 5 is available in the Latin American studies advising office. Spanish 322K or Portuguese 341 may be substituted for either History 346K or 346L, but not for both.

In addition, all Latin American studies majors must take twenty-one semester hours in a single discipline chosen from the following: anthropology, art history, business, economics, geography, government, history, Latin American literature and civilization, sociology, Portuguese, or Spanish. A concentration in another area may be organized with the approval of the Undergraduate Program Committee of the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies. The twenty-one hours must include at least twelve hours of Latin American content coursework and at least twelve hours of upper-division coursework.

Students must complete the equivalent of at least two years in Spanish or Portuguese. Credit used to fulfill this requirement may also be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I.

Linguistics

Major: Linguistics 306, 344K, 345, 372K, 372L, and six additional hours of upper-division coursework in linguistics. Students should consult the undergraduate adviser for information about counting other courses toward the major requirements.

Minor for linguistics majors: Twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University. Six of the required twelve hours must be taken in residence. If the minor is in a foreign language other than that used to fulfill the Area A foreign language requirement, the twelve hours may be lower-division but must include at least six hours beyond course 507 or the equivalent.

 


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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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