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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

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 French and Italian

Language of Instruction

In all French civilization and Italian civilization courses, both lectures and readings are in English. In French 301, 310K, and 310L, lectures are in English and readings are in French. All other courses are conducted primarily in the foreign language.

Course Levels and Placement

The lower-division sequences in French and Italian involve four levels of coursework, with options available as indicated.

French

Level 1: French 506.

Level 2: French 507, for students who took 506 at the University recently; or 508K, for students with high school, transfer, or placement credit for 506 and those who took French 506 at the University more than a year ago.

Levels 1 and 2, combined: French 604.

Level 3: French 310K or 312K.

Level 4: French 310L (designed to follow 310K) or 312L or 312N (both designed to follow 312K).

Levels 3 and 4, combined: French 612.

Italian

Level 1: Italian 506.

Level 2: Italian 507.

Levels 1 and 2, combined: Italian 604.

Level 3: Italian 312K.

Level 4: Italian 312L.

Levels 3 and 4, combined: Italian 612.

Students with knowledge of either language must take appropriate steps to determine at which level they may begin work at the University. Students with transfer credit for college work done at another institution may start at the next higher level here. All other students are required to take the placement text administered by the Measurement and Evaluation Center for placement in French or the departmentally administered classification test for placement in Italian.

Advising

Students are urged to consult departmental advisers about any problem either with placement or with credit by examination.

Students with credit for the fourth level of lower-division coursework who wish to continue their study of French or Italian may consult departmental advisers about appropriate upper-division courses.

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

French: FR

Lower-Division Courses

301. French for Graduate Students in Other Departments.
No auditors permitted. Intensive reading course for graduate students, emphasizing basic grammar and vocabulary with translation practice. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. The symbol CR fulfills the foreign language requirement for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in some departments. May not be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

604. Accelerated First-Year French.
Designed for students of high motivation. A six-hour course comparable to French 506 and 507. Six class hours a week for one semester. French 604 and 506 may not both be counted; only one of the following may be counted: French 604, 507, 508K.

506. First-Year French I.
Five class hours a week for one semester. French 604 and 506 may not both be counted.

507. First-Year French II.
Five class hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: French 604, 507, 508K. Prerequisite: French 506 completed at the University with a grade of at least C.

508K. Alternate First-Year French II.
An accelerated review of material covered in French 506, followed by study of new material covered in French 507. Five class hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: French 604, 507, 508K. Prerequisite: Transfer credit or credit by examination for French 506; or credit for French 506 earned at the University more than one calendar year prior to registering, with a grade of at least C.

310K. Second-Year French I: Reading Skill.
Alternative to French 312K for students who prefer to concentrate on improving reading knowledge rather than working on all four skills equally. Classes conducted in English. Only one of the following may be counted: French 610, 310K, 612, 312K. Prerequisite: French 604, 507, or 508K with a grade of at least C, or an appropriate score on the placement test.

310L. Second-Year French II: Reading Skill.
Alternative to French 312L for students who prefer to concentrate on improving reading knowledge rather than working on all four skills equally. Only one of the following may be counted: French 610, 310L, 612, 312L, 312M, 312N. Prerequisite: French 310K, 312K, or the equivalent with a grade of at least C.

612. Accelerated Second-Year French: Four Skills.
Designed for students of high motivation. A six-hour course comparable to French 312K and 312L. Six class hours a week for one semester. May not be counted by students with credit for French 610, 310K, 310L, 312K, 312L, 312M, 312N. Prerequisite: French 604, 507, or 508K with a grade of at least C, or an appropriate score on the placement test.

312K. Second-Year French I: Four Skills.
Normally recommended for prospective French majors. Emphasis on the four skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing. Only one of the following may be counted: French 610, 310K, 612, 312K. Prerequisite: French 604, 507, or 508K with a grade of at least C, or an appropriate score on the placement test.

312L. Second-Year French II: Four Skills (Literature and Culture).
Normally recommended for prospective French majors. Emphasis on the four skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing. Readings in culture and literature. Only one of the following may be counted: French 610, 310L, 612, 312L, 312M, 312N. Prerequisite: French 312K or the equivalent with a grade of at least C.

312N. Second-Year French II: Oral Expression.
Normally recommended for prospective French majors. Intensive practice in oral expression; some reading and writing, as relevant to development of oral skills. Only one of the following may be counted: French 610, 310L, 612, 312L, 312M, 312N. Prerequisite: French 312K or the equivalent with a grade of at least C.

317. Advanced French Reading for Graduate Students.
Designed to help graduate students achieve fluency in reading French; emphasis on structure, reinforcement of passive grammar, vocabulary, and enhancement of reading comprehension skills. Conducted in English. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and French 301 or the equivalent.

118K. Practice in Spoken French I.
Recommended for all French majors. Designed to be taken concurrently with French 312K. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: French 604, 507, 508K, or the equivalent.

118L. Practice in Spoken French II.
Recommended for all French majors. Designed to be taken concurrently with French 312L. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: French 312K or the equivalent.

119. Phonetics.
Pronunciation, phonetics, and oral reading at the second-year level. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be repeated for credit. May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: French 604, 507, 508K, or the equivalent.

119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in French.
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. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of French and Italian. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Upper-Division Courses

320E. Advanced French I: Written Emphasis.
A four-skills course, but with emphasis on writing skills and compositional techniques. Some oral practice, short cultural and literary readings. Prerequisite: French 612, 312L (or 312M), 312N, or the equivalent.

120M. Advanced Practice in Spoken French I.
Two lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: French 612, 312L (or 312M), 312N, or the equivalent.

120N. Advanced Practice in Spoken French II.
Two lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: Completion of at least one upper-division French course, or equivalent proficiency.

322E. Advanced French II: Oral Emphasis.
Development of listening and speaking skills: vocabulary enlargement, mastery of a substantially wider range of grammatical forms, increased fluency; structured class and laboratory exercises. Prerequisite: French 320E or the equivalent or consent of instructor.

324L. Practical Phonetics.
A thorough review of French pronunciation: phonetics and oral reading. Recommended for majors in French, particularly for those preparing to teach. Prerequisite: French 612, 312L (or 312M), 312N, or the equivalent.

326K. Introduction to French Literature I: From the Middle Ages through the Eighteenth Century.
Introduction to the reading and analysis of representative texts, with some attention to cultural and historical background. Prerequisite: French 320E or the equivalent.

326L. Introduction to French Literature II: From the French Revolution to the Present.
Introduction to the reading and analysis of representative texts, with some attention to cultural and historical background. Prerequisite: French 320E or the equivalent.

129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in French.
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. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of French and Italian. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

330K. Studies in French Language and Cultures.
Topics with a language focus; or a cultural focus; or a combination, including francophone studies. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: French 320E.

Topic 1: Scientific French.

340C. The Arts in France.
A survey of the major artistic styles, modes, and currents in painting, architecture, sculpture, the decorative arts, music, costume, and film, from the medieval through the contemporary periods. Lectures, materials, and classwork in French. Prerequisite: Three semester hours of upper-division coursework in French or consent of instructor.

340P. The Making and Identity of France.
The general political history of France, from the nation's inception to its current existence as part of the European Community. Lectures, materials, and classwork in French. Prerequisite: Three semester hours of upper-division coursework in French or consent of instructor.

340T. France and the Francophone World Today.
An introduction to life in France through the study of contemporary society and culture. Francophone regions outside France are also studied. Lectures, materials, and classwork in French. Only one of the following may be counted: European Studies 340M, 361 (Topic: Continuity and Change in Modern France), French 340T, French Civilization 340M. Prerequisite: Three semester hours of upper-division coursework in French or consent of instructor.

342C. French for Business.
Development of the ability to function in French in business-related situations, both orally and in writing. Prerequisite: French 320E and one additional upper-division French course, or consent of instructor.

348. French Drama Workshop.
Intensive analysis of one or several plays or short literary texts, with emphasis on diction, delivery of lines, acting and staging; public performance of one play. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: French 612, 312L, 312N, or the equivalent.

355. Topics in Medieval and Renaissance French Literature.
Study of literary texts from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Topics may focus on a specific writer or period, a genre, or a theme. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in French.

356. Topics in French Literature of the Baroque, Classicism, and the Enlightenment.
Study of literary texts of the seventeenth-century baroque and classical periods and the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. Topics may focus on a specific writer or period, a literary mode or movement, a genre, or a theme. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in French.

357. Topics in French Literature of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries.
Study of literary texts since the French revolution. Topics may focus on a specific writer or period, a literary mode or movement, a genre, or a theme. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in French.

358. Seminar in French and Francophone Studies.
Topics in literature or culture, with a focus on study in depth or on synthesis. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in French.

359. Topics in French Linguistics.
Advanced introduction to linguistic analysis of French. Topics may include analysis of contemporary French, introduction to French linguistics, contrastive analysis of French and English, and advanced French grammar. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: French 320E or the equivalent and one additional upper-division French course.

364L. Applied Linguistics.
Practical application of linguistic principles to the teaching of French. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in French.

165K, 265K, 365K. Conference Course.
Supervised individual study of selected problems in French language and literature. Prerequisite: French 612, 312L (or 312M), 312N, or the equivalent, or consent of instructor.

371L. Advanced Written and Oral Composition.
Designed to guide students toward smooth and effective written and oral expression; weekly compositions on assigned topics; periodic oral presentations. Prerequisite: French 320E and 322E, or the equivalent.

372. Comparative Stylistics.
Comparison of contemporary French and English syntax and style; study and practice in the technical difficulties of English-to-French and French-to-English translation. Prerequisite: French 320E and one additional upper-division French course, or consent of instructor.

379H. Honors Tutorial Course.
Supervised individual research on a literary, linguistic, or cultural topic, and writing and defense of a thesis under the direction of a committee of two faculty members. Prerequisite: Admission to the French Honors Program.

French Civilization: F C

Lower-Division Course

119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in French Civilization.
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. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of French and Italian. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated study program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Upper-Division Courses

320. The French Heritage.
Introduction to French civilization: architecture, painting, music, and social and political history. Given in English; requires no knowledge of French. May not be counted toward a major or minor in French. May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and twelve semester hours of coursework in English or consent of instructor.

129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in French Civilization.
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. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of French and Italian. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

339. The Development of the French Film.
Same as English 322 (Topic 20: The Development of the French Film). Films in French, with subtitles in English; lectures in English. May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: For English majors, Rhetoric and Composition 306 and English 316K or their equivalents, and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in either English or rhetoric and composition; for others, upper-division standing.

340M. Continuity and Change in Modern France.
Same as European Studies 340M. Analysis of important cultural trends and structures of twentieth-century France. Readings and lectures in English. Only one of the following may be counted: European Studies 361 (Topic: Continuity and Change in Modern France), French 340T, French Civilization 340M. May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

345. Studies in the Cultures of French-Speaking Peoples.
Lectures and readings in English. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 1: The Cultural and Intellectual History of France and Germany, 1870 to 1945.

349. French Literature in Translation.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: For English majors, Rhetoric and Composition 306 and English 316K or their equivalents, and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in either English or rhetoric and composition; for others, upper-division standing.

Italian: ITL

Lower-Division Courses

301. Italian for Graduate Students in Other Departments.
No auditors permitted. Intensive reading course for graduate students, emphasizing basic grammar and vocabulary with translation practice. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. The symbol CR fulfills the foreign language requirement for the Doctor of Philosophy degree in some departments. May not be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

604. Accelerated First-Year Italian.
Stresses basic skills; comparable to Italian 506 and 507 combined. Six class hours a week for one semester. Italian 604 and 506 may not both be counted; Italian 604 and 507 may not both be counted.

305. Introduction to Italian Language and Culture.
An introductory course in Italian language and culture taught in Castiglion-Fiorentino, Italy. May not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. Designed for students studying abroad who wish to receive University credit.

506. First-Year Italian I: Language and Culture.
Grounding in the basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing; one class hour a week devoted to Italian cultural topics. Five class hours a week for one semester. Italian 604 and 506 may not both be counted.

507. First-Year Italian II: Language and Culture.
Emphasis on basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing; one class hour a week devoted to Italian cultural topics. Five class hours a week for one semester. Italian 604 and 507 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Italian 506 or the equivalent with a grade of at least C.

612. Accelerated Second-Year Italian.
Comparable to Italian 312K and 312L combined. Intensive work in writing, reading, and speaking at the second-year level. Six class hours a week for one semester. Italian 612 and 312K may not both be counted; Italian 612 and 312L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Italian 604, 507, or the equivalent with a grade of at least B.

312K. Second-Year Italian I.
Listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the second-year level. Italian 612 and 312K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Italian 604, 507, or the equivalent with a grade of at least C.

312L. Second-Year Italian II.
Listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the advanced second-year level. Italian 612 and 312L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Italian 312K or the equivalent with a grade of at least C.

118. Practice in Spoken Italian.
Two class hours a week for one semester. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Italian 604, 507, or the equivalent.

119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Italian.
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. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of French and Italian. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Upper-Division Courses

321. Introduction to Italian Literature.
Reading and analysis of literature, literary criticism, textual analysis. Prerequisite: Italian 312L or the equivalent.

322L. Tradition and Change in Contemporary Italy.
An analysis of Italy's trends and of conflicting values in its political, economic, and social development. Prerequisite: Three hours of upper-division coursework in Italian or consent of instructor.

326K. Introduction to Italian Literature I: From the Middle Ages to the Eighteenth Century.
Introduction to the reading and analysis of representative texts, with some attention to cultural and historical background. Italian 321 and 326K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Italian 328 or consent of instructor.

326L. Introduction to Italian Literature II: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present.
Introduction to the reading and analysis of representative texts, with some attention to cultural and historical background. Italian 321 and 326L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Italian 328 or consent of instructor.

328. Composition and Conversation.
Translation into Italian and free composition; special attention to idioms, grammar, syntax, and style. Prerequisite: Italian 612, 312L, or the equivalent.

329. Advanced Composition and Conversation.
Advanced work in writing and speech, based on current events and contemporary readings. Prerequisite: Italian 328 or the equivalent.

129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Italian.
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. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of French and Italian. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

330K. Studies in Italian Language.
Study in specific areas of Italian language. Topics may include history of the Italian language, applied Italian linguistics. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Italian 328 or the equivalent or consent of instructor.

348. Italian Drama Workshop.
Intensive analysis of one or several plays or short literary texts, with emphasis on diction, delivery of lines, acting and staging; public performance of one play. Prerequisite: Italian 312L or the equivalent.

365. Conference Course in Italian Language and Literature.
Course content varies according to needs of students; designed to fill in gaps and give students a good overall picture of the development of Italian literature. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of the undergraduate adviser or the chair. Italian majors may take conference courses only in exceptional cases.

375. Studies in Italian Literature.
Intensive examination of a period or a major writer. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in Italian or consent of instructor.

379H. Honors Tutorial Course.
Supervised individual research on a literary, linguistic, or cultural topic, and writing and defense of a thesis under the direction of a committee of two faculty members. Prerequisite: Admission to the Italian Honors Program.

Italian Civilization: ITC

Lower-Division Course

119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Italian Civilization.
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. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of French and Italian. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Upper-Division Courses

129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Italian Civilization.
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. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of French and Italian. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

349. Italian Literature in Translation.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. May not be counted toward a major or minor in Italian. Prerequisite: For English majors, Rhetoric and Composition 306 and English 316K or their equivalents, and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in either English or rhetoric and composition; for others, upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Italian Cinema. Same as English 322 (Topic 22: Italian Cinema).

Topic 2: Dante. Same as English 322 (Topic 23: Dante).

Topic 3: Great Italian Novels and Plays. English 322 (Topic 24: Great Italian Novels and Plays) and Italian Civilization 349 (Topic 3) may not both be counted.

Topic 5: Italian Women Writers. Same as English 322 (Topic 38: Italian Women Writers) and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 17: Italian Women Writers).

360. Italian Civilization.
Same as European Studies 361 (Topic 7: Italian Civilization). Survey of the social, political, and cultural history of Italy. Taught in English. May be counted toward a major in Italian. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

 


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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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