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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 Government

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

Government: GOV

Lower-Division Courses

310L.American Government.
A basic survey of American government, including fundamental political institutions, federal, state, and local; special attention to the United States and Texas Constitutions. Part of a six-semester-hour integrated sequence, the second half of which is Government 312L. Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. Fulfills first half of legislative requirement for government. Prerequisite: Twelve semester hours of college coursework and a passing score on the reading section of the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) test (or an appropriate assessment test).

312L. Issues and Policies in American Government.
Analysis of varying topics concerned with American political institutions and policies, including the United States Constitution. Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. Fulfills second half of legislative requirement for government. May be taken for credit only once. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Twenty-four semester hours of college coursework, including Government 310L, and a passing score on the reading section of the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) test (or an appropriate assessment test).

314. Introductory Topics in Political Science.
Introduction to varying topics in government and politics. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Does not fulfill any part of the legislative requirement for government.

Topic 2: American Policy toward Eastern Europe.

Topic 3: Introduction to the Middle East: Adjustment and Change in Modern Times. Same as History 306N (Topic 5: Introduction to the Middle East: Adjustment and Change in Modern Times) and Middle Eastern Studies 301L. The responses of the societies of the Middle East and North Africa (Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Israel, and the Arab world) to Western cultural and political challenges, primarily since about 1800. Government 314 (Topic 3) and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 312L may not both be counted.

Topic 4: Introduction to Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies: Political Science. Government 314 (Topic 4) and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 301 may not both be counted.

Topic 5: Asia's Futures. Same as Asian Studies 301M (Topic 6: Asia's Futures). Current issues, visible trends, and projections for Asia's future.

119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Government.
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 Government. 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

320K. American Constitutional Development I.
Primarily for prelaw students and government majors. A survey of the origin and growth of the American constitutional system, with emphasis on the political and economic background. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

320L. Arab-Israeli Politics.
Same as Middle Eastern Studies 323K (Topic 1: Arab-Israeli Politics). In-depth study of domestic, regional, and international factors involved in politics in the Middle East, including simulation of diplomatic interaction in the Arab-Israeli conflict. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

320N. American Constitutional Development II.
Primarily for prelaw students and government majors. Government 320N and 357M (Topic: American Constitutional Development II) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

321. American State Politics.
The states as subsystems of the American political system; state political cultures, social-economic environments, federalism, political participation, interest groups, parties, legislatures, executives, courts, and selected public policies. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

321M. Politics in Japan.
Same as Asian Studies 321M. Survey of postwar Japanese politics; the occupation, governmental institutions, interest groups, protest movements, industrial policy, the government-business relationship, and political and economic reform. Asian Studies 361 (Topic: Politics in Japan) and Government 321M may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

322M. Politics in China.
Same as Asian Studies 322M. Survey of twentieth-century China: historical trends; 1911 revolution; Warlord-Nationalist period; Communist revolution; post-1949 issues; new social and political institutions. Asian Studies 361 (Topic: Politics in China) and Government 322M may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

323. The British Political System.
Same as European Studies 361 (Topic 10: The British Political System). The British Constitution; Parliament, cabinet, and administration; parties, politics, and elections; contemporary policies and problems. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

324J. Governments and Politics of Eastern Europe.
Same as European Studies 361 (Topic 14: Governments and Politics of Eastern Europe) and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 2: Governments and Politics of Eastern Europe). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

324L. Governments and Politics of Western Europe.
Same as European Studies 361 (Topic 11: Governments and Politics of Western Europe). Comparative study of peoples, institutions, parties, interest groups, and bureaucracy in the countries of Western Europe, concentrating on the major political systems of Britain, France, Germany, and Italy. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

325. Political Parties.
Character of the American party system, organization and leadership; pressure politics; the nominating process, campaigns, suffrage, elections, and the expression of public opinion. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

327L. Public Opinion and American Politics.
The nature of and major influences on public attitudes, the measurement of public opinion, and the role of public opinion in government. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

328L. Introduction to Latin American Government and Politics.
Same as Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 5: Introduction to Latin American Government and Politics). An introductory survey of Latin American political systems: governmental organization, political processes, and current problems. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

328M. Politics in Southern Europe.
Same as European Studies 361 (Topic 12: Politics in Southern Europe). Comparative analysis of development politics in capitalist and socialist systems in southwestern and southeastern Europe. Government 328M and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 8: Politics in Southern Europe) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

328N. Politics in Southeast Europe.
Same as European Studies 361 (Topic 13: Politics in Southeast Europe). Government 328N and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 4: Politics in Southeast Europe) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Government.
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 Government. 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. The American President.
Development of the power and influence of the president; nomination, election, and responsibility; case studies of presidential problems; comparison of president and other executives. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

331L. Law and Society.
Designed primarily for prelaw students. The role of law in the context of major social issues; legal research and oral argument. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

335M. Topics in Political Thought.
Intensive examination of selected issues in political thought. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

Topic 3: Politics and Reality.

Topic 5: Religion in American Political Thought. Same as Religious Studies 346 (Topic 2: Religion in American Political Thought). Government 335M (Topic 5) and Religious Studies 361 (Topic 9: Religion in American Political Thought) may not both be counted.

Topic 7: Feminist Theory. Same as Women's and Gender Studies 322 (Topic 4: Feminist Theory). Only one of the following may be counted: Government 335M (Topic 7), 370L (Topic: Introduction to Feminist Theory), Women's Studies 322 (Topic 4: Feminist Theory), 322 (Topic: Introduction to Feminist Theory).

Topic 8: Contemporary European Social Theory. Same as Philosophy 365 (Topic 4: Contemporary European Social Theory) and Sociology 352M (Topic 7: Contemporary European Social Theory).

Topic 9: Contemporary American Social Theory. Same as Philosophy 365 (Topic 5: Contemporary American Social Theory) and Sociology 352M (Topic 8: Contemporary American Social Theory). Government 335M (Topic 9) and 335M (Topic: Social Theory) may not both be counted.

335N. Topics in American State Government and Politics.
Analysis of varying topics in the study of American state government and politics. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

Topic 1: American State Constitutions.

Topic 2: American State Legislatures.

Topic 3: Texas Political History.

336M. Governments and Politics of Russia.
Issues of nationalism and state-building facing Russia and its neighbors. Evaluation of the post-Soviet experience from the perspectives of both domestic and foreign policy. Government 336M and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 3: Governments and Politics of Russia) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

337M. Topics in Latin American Government and Politics.
In-depth analysis of the governmental process in Latin American countries, and topical treatment of political and administrative patterns across the region. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

Topic 2: Parties, Elections, and Democracy in Latin America. Same as Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 2: Parties, Elections, and Democracy in Latin America).

Topic 3: Politics in South America. Same as Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 3: Politics in South America).

Topic 4: United States-Mexican Border Relations. Same as Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 14: United States-Mexican Border Relations) and Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 4: United States-Mexican Border Relations).

338L. East Asian International Relations.
Same as Asian Studies 338L. Survey of Russian/Soviet, Japanese, Chinese, and American foreign policies of the twentieth century, emphasizing Pacific-region interests; historical policies; intermittent conflicts, such as China versus Japan, Korean War, Indochina Wars; China's emergence as a nuclear power. Asian Studies 361 (Topic: East Asian International Relations) and Government 338L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

339L. Research Methods in Government.
An introduction to research design, data collection and analysis, and the use of the computer and related equipment. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

340M. Readings in Government.
Individually guided and supervised readings and research in selected topics in government. Schedule and topic of study determined by student in consultation with instructor. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government, and written consent of instructor and the undergraduate adviser.

341M. Decision Theory.
An introduction to the basic concepts and models using decision theory in political science, with particular emphasis on utility analysis, game theory, coalition formation, and voting behavior. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

342N. Public Choice.
The political-economic models that have developed in this area of social science. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government, Economics 420K (or 320K), or consent of instructor.

344. American Foreign Relations.
The aims, methods, and accomplishments of United States foreign policy since World War II, by geographic areas and by special problems. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

344L. Introduction to Comparative Politics.
Introductory survey of basic concepts, perspectives, approaches, and trends in comparative politics, with emphasis on the formal-legal, group, class, elite, political culture, structural-functional, and systems approaches. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

347K. Governments and Politics of South Asia.
Same as Asian Studies 347K. A survey of political developments, governmental organization, and economic and social problems in South Asia. Asian Studies 361 (Topic: Governments and Politics of South Asia) and Government 347K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

347L. Introduction to Political Theory.
Study of political theory: what it is; its origins; tradition; political theory today. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

348. Government and the American Economy.
Relationship of government to the economic system; past trends and present problems in government policy in the United States. Prerequisite: Economics 304L and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

350K. Statistical Analysis in Political Science.
Elementary statistical techniques and their applications to problems in political science. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

355M. Topics in Political Science.
Emphasis on varying topics in government and politics of contemporary interest and concern. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

Topic 1: Human Behavior as Rational Action.

357L. Judicial Process and Behavior.
Introduction to traditional and modern approaches to the study of the judicial process, with emphasis on the nature and origin of judicial decisions and the factors that affect judicial decision making. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

357M. Topics in Public Law.
Intensive study of various aspects of law and the legal system. Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

Topic 1: Gender-Based Discrimination. Same as American Studies 370 (Topic 6: Gender-Based Discrimination) and Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 8: Gender-Based Discrimination). Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Topic 3: Supreme Court and Public Policy. Two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester.

Topic 4: Civil Liberties. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Topic 5: Constitutional Interpretation. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Government 357M (Topic 5) and 379S (Topic: Honors Seminar: Constitutional Interpretation) may not both be counted.

358. Introduction to Public Policy.
A survey of American public policy, with emphasis on modern problems and trends. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

360N. Topics in International Relations.
Special studies stressing the theoretical aspects or the substantive policy problems of international politics. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

Topic 1: America in Decline?

Topic 2: Causes of War.

Topic 4: Understanding the Cold War. Same as Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 15: Understanding the Cold War). Government 360N (Topic 4) and Post-Soviet and East European Studies 335 (Topic: Understanding the Cold War) may not both be counted.

Topic 8: Democracy, War, and Peace.

Topic 9: Force and Politics.

Topic 10: Introduction to International Relations. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 361 (Topic: Introduction to International Relations Theory), Government 360N (Topic 10), 360N (Topic: Introduction to International Relations Theory).

362L. Government Research Internship.
Fieldwork in research and analysis on governmental and political problems. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only six semester hours of an internship course in government may be counted toward a major in government. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government and consent of instructor.

365L. Studies in Asian Politics.
Special studies of political behavior and institutions, problems, or developments in individual countries or in the region. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

Topic 1: Politics of Economic Development in East Asia. Same as Asian Studies 361 (Topic 12: Politics of Economic Development in East Asia).

Topic 2: Japanese Foreign Policy. Same as Asian Studies 361 (Topic 22: Japanese Foreign Policy). An introduction to the foreign and domestic determinants of Japanese foreign policy. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 361 (Topic: Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy), 380T (Topic: Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy), Government 365L (Topic 2), 365L (Topic: Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy).

Topic 3: International Relations of East and Southeast Asia. Same as Asian Studies 361 (Topic 23: International Relations of East and Southeast Asia). An introduction to the international relations of East and Southeast Asia, with particular attention to postwar economic and security issues, the changing political landscape of the post-Cold War period, and the development and functions of regional institutions.

365N. Topics in Comparative Politics.
Analysis of varying topics in the comparative study of political processes. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Politics in Contemporary Africa. Same as African and African American Studies 365. African and African American Studies 374 (Topic: Politics in Contemporary Africa) and Government 365N (Topic 1) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

Topic 2: Immigration and Comparative Politics. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

Topic 3: The Military in Politics. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 365N (Topic 3); Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 9: The Military in Politics); Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 10: The Military in Politics). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

Topic 4: Political Development in Eastern Europe and Latin America. Same as Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 6: Political Development in Eastern Europe and Latin America). Government 365N (Topic 4) and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 7: Political Development in Eastern Europe and Latin America) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

Topic 5: States and Peasants. Same as African and African American Studies 374 (Topic 5: States and Peasants). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

Topic 6: German Nationalisms. Same as Germanic Civilization 360E (Topic 3: German Nationalisms). German national movements within their historical context, and the present-day implications of nationalism. Prerequisite: For government majors, six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government; for others, upper-division standing.

Topic 7: German Unification: Problems and Prospects. Same as Germanic Civilization 360E (Topic 4: German Unification: Problems and Prospects) and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 9: German Unification: Problems and Prospects). A brief history of Germany since 1815, the contemporary German state and its institutions, and perspectives for the current decade. Only one of the following may be counted: Germanic Civilization 360E (Topic: German Reunification: Problems and Prospects), Government 365N (Topic 7), 365N (Topic: German Reunification: Problems and Prospects). Prerequisite: For government majors, six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government; for others, upper-division standing.

Topic 8: Switzerland and Europe: Integration or Isolation. Same as Germanic Civilization 360E (Topic 5: Switzerland and Europe: Integration or Isolation). Culture, society, history, economics, and politics in historical and contemporary Switzerland. Only one of the following may be counted: Germanic Civilization 360E (Topic: Switzerland: Seven Hundred Years), Government 365N (Topic 8), 365N (Topic: Switzerland: Seven Hundred Years). Prerequisite: For government majors, six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government; for others, upper-division standing.

Topic 9: International Environmental Policy. Same as Asian Studies 361 (Topic 20: International Environmental Policy). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

Topic 10: Australian Society and Politics. Same as Sociology 352M (Topic 12: Australian Society and Politics). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

Topic 11: Political Transition in Europe and Latin America. Same as European Studies 361 (Topic 21: Political Transition in Europe and Latin America) and Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 10: Political Transition in Europe and Latin America). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

365P. The Politics of Oil.
Same as Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 7: The Politics of Oil). The national and international political complexities of petroleum; relationship of trends in petroleum economics to international political alignments. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

370K. Racial and Ethnic Politics.
An examination of the role of racial and ethnic minorities in politics and of the impact of politics on these minorities. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

Topic 2: Latino Politics. Same as Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 15: Latino Politics) and Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 8: Latino Politics).

370L. Topics in American Government and Politics.
Analysis of varying topics in the study of American government and politics. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

Topic 1: Election Campaigns.

Topic 2: Leadership in America. Same as American Studies 370 (Topic 10: Leadership in America).

Topic 3: Bureaucracy in America.

Topic 4: Government in the Business Environment. Same as Management 337 (Topic 15: Government in the Business Environment). Prerequisite: Management 335 or 336, with a grade of at least C; or Management 335 and 336 with a grade of at least C in each.

Topic 5: Parties and Electoral Politics in the United States.

Topic 6: Politics of Hollywood.

Topic 7: The United States Congress.

Topic 8: Congress and the Executive Branch.

Topic 9: Social Movements: Theory and Practice.

Topic 10: Congress and the Presidency.

Topic 11: Urban Politics. Same as Urban Studies 350 (Topic 1: Urban Politics).

371N, 671N. Administrative Internship.
Students perform research and related activities in a national, state, or local administrative agency. Written reports required. The equivalent of three or six lecture hours a week for one semester. Only six semester hours of an internship course in government may be counted toward a major in government. Prerequisite: Twelve semester hours of coursework in government and consent of instructor.

372N, 672N. Campaigns and Elections Internship.
Students perform research and related activities in political campaigns and polling. Written reports required. The equivalent of three or six lecture hours a week for one semester. Only six semester hours of an internship course in government may be counted toward a major in government. Prerequisite: Twelve semester hours of coursework in government and consent of instructor.

373N, 673N. Legislative Internship.
Students perform research and related activities in a national, state, or local legislature. Written reports required. The equivalent of three or six lecture hours a week for one semester. Only six semester hours of an internship course in government may be counted toward a major in government. Prerequisite: Twelve semester hours of coursework in government and consent of instructor.

679H. Honors Tutorial Course.
Lectures and supervised individual research and the writing of a substantial paper on a special topic in the field of government. No grade is awarded until the student has completed the two-semester sequence. Three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Prerequisite: For 679HA, upper-division standing, admission to the Government Honors Program, and written consent of the Government Honors Program adviser; for 679HB, Government 679HA.

379S. Honors Seminar.
Substantive focus varies each semester. Topics include but are not limited to constitutional interpretation, political thought, the evolution of American politics, and comparative politics. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Completion of thirty semester hours of coursework, including at least six hours of government.

 


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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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