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Department of Kinesiology and Health Education

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

KIN | Kinesiology

The information in parentheses after a course number is the Texas Common Course Numbering (TCCN) designation. Only TCCN designations that are exact semester-hour equivalents of University courses are listed here. Additional TCCN information is given in Appendix A.

Lower-Division Courses

001. First-Year Interest Group Seminar. Restricted to students in the First-Year Interest Group Program. Basic issues in various kinesiology disciplines. One lecture hour a week for one semester.

310. Physiological Basis of Conditioning. Analysis and discussion of current issues and theories of physical conditioning. Kinesiology 310 and 352K (Topic 2: Physiological Basis of Conditioning) may not both be counted.

311K. Sport Psychology. The influence of psychological variables on sport performance, and the influence of sport participation on psychological phenomena.

312. Issues in Kinesiology: Topical Studies. Analysis and discussion of current issues within the discipline of kinesiology. Additional hours may be required for some topics; these are identified in the Course Schedule. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Topic 2 (TCCN: PHED 2356): Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries. Principles of athletic training, including mechanisms, signs and symptoms, treatments, and basic rehabilitation of athletic injuries and illnesses. Three lecture hours and one laboratory/discussion hour a week for one semester. Kinesiology 312 (Topic 2) and 352K (Topic 1: Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries) may not both be counted.

213 (TCCN: PHED 1206). Safety Information and Procedures. Factors affecting human safety; techniques and procedures to promote and ensure safe living. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Topic 1: First Aid.

Topic 2: Water Safety Instruction.

Topic 3: Lifeguarding.

Topic 4: Lifeguarding Instruction.

314 (TCCN: PHED 1331). Children's Movement. Principles and practices related to the development of children's movement skills, fitness, and commitment to a physically active lifestyle. Includes the scientific basis for motor performance, curricular organization, and pedagogical methodology related to elementary school physical education. Involves group work, field experience in elementary school physical education classes, and participation in community activities. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester, including off-campus observation of children's movement programs. Prerequisite: Fifteen semester hours of college coursework.

315. Motor Learning. Psychological factors affecting performance and acquisition of motor skills. Three lecture hours and one laboratory hour a week for one semester. Kinesiology 315 and 335 may not both be counted.

316. Structure and Organization of Sport Programs. Introduction to sport management and effective organizational behavior for sport programs. Analysis of the dynamic management process necessary for the improvement of organizational productivity. May be repeated once for credit.

119. Movement Competence. Acquisition and knowledge of techniques, with emphasis on mechanical and perceptual principles, rules, strategy, and officiating. The equivalent of three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: A major or minor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education or consent of the director of the degree program in kinesiology.

Topic 1: Archery.

Topic 2: Ballet.

Topic 3: Bowling.

Topic 4: Diving.

Topic 5: Fencing.

Topic 6: Golf.

Topic 7: Scuba Diving.

Topic 8: Swimming.

Topic 10: Conditioning.

Topic 11: Rhythmic Activities.

Topic 12: Gymnastics.

Topic 13: Manipulative Activities.

Topic 14: Tennis.

Topic 15: Volleyball.

Topic 16: Ballroom Dance.

Topic 17: Basketball.

Topic 18: Adventure Activities. Study of the skills involved in adventure activities, such as orienteering, hiking, camping, rock climbing, fishing, canoeing, and in-line skating. Focus on methods, progressions, drills, performance cues, and safety standards. Activities may vary each semester. Includes off-campus activities.

219D. Movement Analysis: Dual Activities. Application of scientific principles to the analysis of selected movement activities, with particular emphasis on dual sports. Two lecture hours and one laboratory hour a week for one semester.

219K. Athletics. Knowledge and skills required for officials, coaches, and trainers of interschool sports. Two lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Coaching.

Topic 2: Officiating.

Topic 3: Introduction to Athletic Training. An introduction to athletic training principles and theories, including the prevention, recognition, and management of athletic injuries and illnesses. Includes basic skill development in areas such as first aid, emergency care, and supportive taping, wrapping, and bracing. Requires a one-day first aid and CPR workshop.

219S. Movement Analysis: Individual Activities. Application of scientific principles to the analysis of selected movement activities, with emphasis on individual activities. Two lecture hours and one laboratory hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Approved proficiency in swimming, dance, and conditioning.

219T. Movement Analysis: Team Activities. Application of scientific principles to the analysis of selected movement activities, with particular emphasis on team sports. Two lecture hours and one laboratory hour a week for one semester.

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Upper-Division Courses

321M. Motor Development and Performance. Development of fundamental motor patterns and skills from birth to adolescence; factors that influence motor skill development, such as growth, maturation, and neural and physiological mechanisms. Three lecture hours and one laboratory hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

324K. Applied Human Anatomy. Skeletal system, attachments and actions of muscles, principal blood vessels and nerves; emphasis on the mechanics of support and motion; laboratory studies on human cadaver material. Two lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Biology 478L, Kinesiology 324K, Zoology 314K, 453.

325K. Physiology of Exercise. Application of principles of physiology to muscular activities. Three lecture hours and one and one-half laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Kinesiology 324K or a course in human physiology.

326K. Kinesiology: Biomechanical Analysis of Movement. Study of the principles of equilibrium, force, and motion as applied to human movement. Three lecture hours and one and one-half laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Kinesiology 324K, Mathematics 305G, and either Physics 302K or consent of instructor.

127L, 227L, 327L, 627L. Fieldwork. Supervised fieldwork or clinical work in appropriate activities. For 127L, one conference hour and two hours of fieldwork a week for one semester; for 227L, one conference hour and five hours of fieldwork a week for one semester; for 327L, one conference hour and eight hours of fieldwork a week for one semester; for 627L, one conference hour and seventeen hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit up to twelve semester hours. No more than twelve semester hours in this course may be counted. Students taking Kinesiology 127L, 227L, or 327L as an elective outside the major must register on the pass/fail basis; those using it to fulfill a degree requirement must register on the letter-grade basis; those taking it as an elective within the major may register on either the pass/fail or the letter-grade basis. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, consent of the director of the degree program in kinesiology, and a University grade point average of at least 2.50. A higher grade point average may be required. Students will be dropped from the course if they have not obtained the director's consent in advance.

Topic 1: Fieldwork in Health Promotion.

Topic 3: Aiding in Fitness Leadership.

Topic 4: Fieldwork in Kinesiology.

Topic 5: Personal Training.

Topic 6: Clinical Exercise Testing.

Topic 7: Fieldwork in Athletic Training.

628. Fieldwork in Sport Management. Twenty-seven hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. May be repeated once for credit. No more than twelve semester hours in the following courses may be counted: Kinesiology 127L, 227L, 327L, 627L, 628. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, a University grade point average of at least 2.50, completion of an online test, and consent of the faculty adviser.

329. Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity. Designed to introduce the student to the ideas and methodologies of the philosophic exploration of play, sport, athletics, exercise, and the body. Emphasis on the study of sport and ethics. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

330. History of Sport and Physical Activity. Significant developments in sport and physical activity since prehistoric time; emphasis on events influencing contemporary American programs and the International Olympic Games. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

333. Child and Adolescent Health. Biological, psychological, social, and developmental factors contributing to the health of children and adolescents in school and community settings. Prerequisite: A major in applied learning and development or kinesiology or consent of instructor.

336. Motor Control. Nervous system control of movement, with a focus on voluntary movement. Three lecture hours and one laboratory hour a week for one semester. Kinesiology 335 (Topic 1: Motor Control) and 336 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Kinesiology 324K or a course in human physiology.

352. Coaching Theory and Principles. An analysis of the psychological, physiological, technical, cultural, and administrative aspects of coaching interschool and community sports in contemporary society.

352K. Studies in Human Movement: Topical Studies. Analysis and synthesis of the literature and discussion of current and specific issues in kinesiology. Laboratory work is required for some topics; these are identified in the Course Schedule. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 2: Physiological Basis of Conditioning. Kinesiology 310 and 352K (Topic 2) may not both be counted.

Topic 3: Women and Sport. Same as Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 5: Women and Sport). Kinesiology 352K (Topic 3) and Women's Studies 345 (Topic 5: Women and Sport) may not both be counted.

Topic 4: Management of Sport and Health Promotion Programs. Examination of management and service delivery systems in sport and health promotions programs. Designed to develop specific knowledge and management skills in the areas of human resources, events, facilities, and risk management.

Topic 5: Sport, Fitness, and Mass Media. Same as American Studies 322 (Topic 3: Sport, Fitness, and Mass Media).

Topic 6: Race and Sport in African American Life. Same as African and African American Studies 374 (Topic 27: Race and Sport in African American Life) and Anthropology 324L (Topic 26: Race and Sport in African American Life). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 7: Psychosocial Issues in Women's Health. Psychosocial issues in women's physical and mental health. Includes a broad definition of women's health that considers traditional reproductive issues, disorders that are more common in women than in men, and the leading causes of death in women. Covers gender influences on health risk behaviors, and societal influences on women's health through a consideration of social norms and roles.

Topic 8: Children's Exercise and Physical Activity. Children's changing capacity for performance in exercise and sport. Includes performance changes as a function of physical growth and maturation, physiological response to activity and training, the relationship between children's health and adult health, and the psychosocial parameters that influence participation in physical activity. Additional prerequisite: Kinesiology 325K.

Topic 9: Motor Development: Assessment. Prerequisite: Kinesiology 321M or consent of instructor.

Topic 10: Revenue and Budgeting in Sport. Introduction to financial analysis and budgeting techniques in the context of sport organizations; conventional and innovative methods for the acquisition of revenue available to sport organizations.

Topic 11: Sport and Event Promotion. Application of the fundamental principles used in the marketing of sport and events. An introduction to service quality for increasing customer satisfaction and effectiveness of sport organizations.

Topic 12: Techniques of Fitness Leadership. Practical application of theoretical content from exercise physiology, anatomy, and biomechanics. Emphasis on program design and development for healthy adults and special populations. Prerequisite: Kinesiology 325K.

Topic 13: Sport Nutrition. The nutritional needs of people whose physical activity ranges from recreational to elite competitive athletics. Development of practical dietary strategies based upon understanding how macronutrients, vitamins, minerals, and water are digested and absorbed for metabolism and/or anabolism.

Topic 14: Techniques of Health Promotion. Study of the design of worksite and community health promotion programs. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 15: Clinical Evaluation of Athletics Injuries in the Upper Body. The study and practice of techniques involved in the evaluation of athletic injuries affecting the upper body. Three lecture hours and one laboratory hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Kinesiology 219K (Topic 3: Introduction to Athletic Training), 324K, and concurrent enrollment in 352K (Topic 22: Clinical Evaluation of Athletic Injuries in the Lower Body); or consent of instructor.

Topic 16: Psychosocial Issues in Adult Development and Health. Examines psychosocial issues in adult physical and mental health within the context of adult psychological development, using a biopsychosocial approach. Examines psychosocial factors in the major health risks in adulthood and in preventive health behavior. Also considers psychosocial factors in stress and coping and their implications for health.

Topic 17: Psychological Aspects of Exercise. Examines both the psychological benefits that accrue from exercise, such as reduced depression and stress, as well as the psychological predictors of exercise adherence.

Topic 19: Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training. The study and practice of using therapeutic modalities, including soft tissue and manual therapy techniques, to treat athletic injuries. Covers physiological effects, indications, contraindications, protocols, injury pathology, and tissue healing. Three lecture hours and one laboratory hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Kinesiology 219K (Topic 3: Introduction to Athletic Training), Biology 301L, or Biology 211 and 212; or consent of instructor.

Topic 20: Topics in Athletic Training. Presentations, including some by medical and allied medical specialists, covering topics in athletic training and sports medicine. Three lecture hours and one laboratory hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Topic 21: Athletic Training Program Administration. The study of organizational and administrative principles involved with athletic training programs. Includes legal issues, budgetary concerns, and policies and procedures. Also includes résumé development and career planning. Prerequisite: Kinesiology 219K (Topic 3: Introduction to Athletic Training) or 352K (Topics 19, 22, and 24); or consent of instructor.

Topic 22: Clinical Evaluation of Athletic Injuries in the Lower Body. The study and practice of techniques involved in the evaluation of athletic injuries affecting the lower body. Three lecture hours and one laboratory hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Kinesiology 219K (Topic 3: Introduction to Athletic Training), 324K, and concurrent enrollment in 352K (Topic 15: Clinical Evaluation of Athletics Injuries in the Upper Body); or consent of instructor.

Topic 24: Advanced Athletic Training: Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation. The study and practice of therapeutic exercise techniques and rehabilitation protocols in treating athletic injuries and illnesses. Three lecture hours and one laboratory hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Kinesiology 324K and 352K (Topic 22); or consent of instructor.

Topic 25: Sport and Law. Introduction of the legal principles applicable to a variety of sport settings. Topics include tort liability, with a special emphasis on the effective management of risk; and constitutional law issues, focusing on the individual rights of amateur athletes and employees in sport organizations.

Topic 26: Media and Public Relations in Sport. Examination and application of the concepts of public and media relations to sport and leisure organizations. Topics include effective interpersonal communication, persuasion, media relations, publicity tactics, and writing and oral communications skills.

Topic 27: Assessment of Motor Skill in Children. Training in screening, diagnostic, and programmatic motor assessment instruments. Students receive practical experience in assessing physical and motoric development in children with and without disabilities. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and Kinesiology 321M, 360, or consent of instructor.

360. Programming for People with Disabilities. Design and implementation of modifications that enable people with disabilities to participate in all activities. Three lecture hours a week for one semester; ten hours of field observation per semester are also required. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of coursework in kinesiology or consent of instructor.

366. Human Sexuality. Analysis of the physiological, psychological, and social factors in human sexuality.

367. Theories of Substance Abuse Prevention. Physiological, psychological, and social effects of alcohol, tobacco, narcotics, and other agents that modify an individual's behavior.

370K. Topical Seminar in Health Promotion. Identification, causes, incidence, prevention, control, and social implications of major problems in health. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Emergency Medical Technology.

Topic 2: Introduction to Health Promotion.

Topic 3: Adolescent Health Risk Behavior.

373. Evaluation and Research Design. Overview of the theory and practice of evaluation research. Application of fundamentals of evaluation to the design and implementation of health promotion and disease prevention programs. Prerequisite: Educational Psychology 371.

375. Issues and Trends in Developmental Movement Programs. Introduction to issues related to the goals, organization, and success of developmental movement programs, such as school physical education, youth sports, YMCA, and other recreation programs and community activities. Issues include equity, competition, fitness, social development, safety and liability, and sportsmanship. Involves group work and observation and involvement in community programs. Two lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester.

376. Measurement in Kinesiology. Measurement and assessment procedures; application of statistical procedures; standards for authentic assessment; measurement/assessment selection and evaluation; use of microcomputers in tracking development of motor skills. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in kinesiology.

377. Epidemiology in Health Promotion. An introduction to the principles of epidemiology; disease causation and patterns of occurrence, agent, host, environmental factors, and vital statistics. Two lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

178, 278, 378, 678. Fieldwork in Health. Undergraduate research and/or experience with a health agency in the field attempting to analyze or solve community health problems through education; supervision by the health agency and by the kinesiology and health education faculty. For each semester hour of credit earned, two laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Substance Abuse Prevention I.

Topic 2: Substance Abuse Prevention II.

Topic 3: Sexual Health I.

379H. Honors Tutorial Course. Readings or a research project, under the supervision of a faculty member, in specific areas of research within kinesiology. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: A University grade point average of at least 3.00 and consent of instructor.

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PED | Physical Education (Activity Courses)

The information in parentheses after a course number is the Texas Common Course Numbering (TCCN) designation. Only TCCN designations that are exact semester-hour equivalents of University courses are listed here. Additional TCCN information is given in Appendix A.

Lower-Division Courses

Aquatics

101J. Swimming. Three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Topic 1: Beginning Swimming I. For nonswimmers. Elementary physical and mental adjustments, four basic strokes, water safety.

Topic 2: Beginning Swimming II. For well-adjusted but weak swimmers. Five basic strokes, elementary diving, water safety.

Topic 3: Intermediate Swimming. For the average swimmer. Six power strokes, diving, water safety, introduction to conditioning.

Topic 5: Stroke Technique and Fitness Swimming.

Related Aquatic Activities

102G (TCCN: PHED 1151, 1152). Skin Diving and Scuba Diving. Training in underwater safety, skin and scuba skills, care of equipment. Culminates in PADI certification. Three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Advanced-level swimming skills. Strong swimming and survival skills required.

Topic 1: Basic Scuba Diving. Classroom, pool, and open water training with emphasis on underwater safety, the skills of skin and scuba diving, equipment, the underwater environment, planning for a dive. Culminates in nationally recognized certification.

Topic 2: Intermediate Scuba Diving. Open to divers with Basic Certification. Classroom, pool, and open water training with emphasis on navigation, air consumption, emergency procedures, night dives. Culminates in nationally recognized certification.

Topic 3: Advanced Scuba Diving. Open to experienced divers with Intermediate Certification. Classroom, pool, and open water training with emphasis on deep dives, mapping, search and research diving, equipment rescue work. Culminates in nationally recognized certification.

Dance

103L. Dance. Three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Topic 1: Ballroom Dance.

Topic 2: Educational Dance.

Racquetsports

104P. Tennis. Three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Topic 1: Beginning Tennis. For the nonplayer.

Topic 2: Advanced Beginning Tennis. For players with weak strokes and serves.

Topic 3: Intermediate Tennis. Prerequisite: A steady stroke and consistent serve.

Topic 4: Advanced Intermediate Tennis. Prerequisite: Skilled all-court play.

Topic 5: Advanced Tennis. Prerequisite: Competence for tournament play.

104R. Racquetball. Three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Topic 1: Beginning Racquetball. For the nonplayer.

Topic 2: Intermediate Racquetball. Prerequisite: Racquetball experience.

Topic 3: Advanced Racquetball. Prerequisite: Competence for tournament play.

Dual Activities

105C. Handball. Three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Topic 1: Beginning Handball. For the nonplayer.

Topic 2: Intermediate Handball. Prerequisite: Handball experience.

Topic 3: Advanced Handball. Prerequisite: Competence for tournament play.

Topic 4: Handball Doubles. Prerequisite: Handball experience.

105M. Fencing. Three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Topic 1: Beginning Fencing: Foil.

Topic 2: Beginning Fencing: Épeé.

Topic 3: Intermediate Fencing: Foil. Prerequisite: Physical Education 105M (Topic 1).

Topic 4: Intermediate Fencing: Épeé. Prerequisite: Physical Education 105M (Topic 2).

Topic 5: Intermediate Fencing: Saber. Prerequisite: Physical Education 105M (Topic 1).

Topic 6: Advanced Fencing: Foil. Prerequisite: Any intermediate-level fencing course.

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105R. Karate/Tae Kwon Do. Includes self-defense. Three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Topic 1: Beginning Karate/Tae Kwon Do. No experience required.

Topic 2: Intermediate Karate/Tae Kwon Do. Prerequisite: Karate experience.

Topic 3: Advanced Karate/Tae Kwon Do. Prerequisite: Competence for tournament play.

105T. Judo. Includes self-defense. Three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Topic 1: Beginning Judo. No experience required.

Topic 2: Intermediate Judo. Prerequisite: Judo experience.

Topic 3: Advanced Judo. Prerequisite: Competence for tournament play.

Conditioning

106C. Conditioning. Three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Topic 1: Swimming.

Topic 2: Cardiovascular and Weight Training.

Topic 3: Aerobic Walking.

Topic 4: Aerobics.

Topic 5: Body Works.

Topic 6: Circuit Aerobics.

Topic 7: Weight Training.

Topic 8: Running.

Individual Activities

107C. Archery. Three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Topic 1: Beginning Archery. Basic form.

Topic 2: Intermediate Archery. Bow mechanics and competition. Prerequisite: Archery experience.

Topic 3: Intermediate Field Archery. Prerequisite: Archery experience.

Topic 4: Advanced Archery. Tournament shooting and psychology of competition. Prerequisite: Intermediate-level archery skills or 225 FITA average.

107D. Golf. Three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Topic 1: Beginning Golf.

Topic 2: Intermediate Golf. Prerequisite: One semester of beginning golf or an eighteen-hole scoring average of eighty to one hundred.

107L. Gymnastics. Three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Topic 1: Beginning Tumbling and Trampoline.

Topic 2: Intermediate Tumbling and Trampoline. Prerequisite: Tumbling and trampoline experience.

Topic 3: Rhythmic Gymnastics. Combination of gymnastics and dance movements performed to music using the hand apparatus of balls, hoops, ribbons, or ropes.

Topic 4: Beginning Gymnastics I. Apparatus work in either men's or women's Olympic gymnastics events.

Topic 5: Beginning Gymnastics II. Apparatus work in either men's or women's Olympic gymnastics events. Prerequisite: Limited gymnastics experience.

Topic 6: Intermediate Gymnastics. Apparatus work in either men's or women's Olympic gymnastics events. Prerequisite: Gymnastics experience.

Topic 7: Intermediate Advanced Gymnastics. Apparatus work in either men's or women's Olympic gymnastics events. Intense activity. Prerequisite: Gymnastics experience.

Topic 8: Advanced Gymnastics. Apparatus work in either men's or women's Olympic gymnastics events. Intense activity. Prerequisite: Intermediate-level gymnastics experience.

Team Activities

108C. Basketball. Three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Topic 1: Beginning Basketball. For those with little or no basketball experience.

Topic 2: Intermediate Basketball. For those with some skills in the game.

Topic 3: Advanced Basketball. For those with high skill and some competitive experience.

108J. Power Volleyball. Three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Topic 1: Beginning Power Volleyball. For those with few or no volleyball skills.

Topic 2: Intermediate Power Volleyball. For those with good basic skills: bump, set, spike, serve.

Topic 3: Advanced Power Volleyball. For those with high skills and knowledge of multiple offenses.

108S. Softball. Three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Topic 1: Beginning Softball. For those with few softball skills.

Topic 2: Intermediate Softball. For those with experience and good basic skills.

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Science

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

SCI | Science

Upper-Division Course

360. Seminar on Recent Advances in Science. Recent advances in the life, earth/space, and physical sciences. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: For certified teachers, a bachelor's degree or consent of instructor; for others, six semester hours of coursework in science, in the biological sciences, in one of the physical sciences, or in one of the earth/space sciences, or consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Life Science.

Topic 2: Earth Science.

Topic 3: Physical Science.

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Department of Special Education

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

SED | Special Education

Upper-Division Courses

332. Field Experiences in Special Education. Observation and participation in a variety of educational settings that serve children with disabilities. One lecture hour and two four-hour sessions of fieldwork a week for one semester. Fieldwork sessions must be arranged between 8:00 am and noon. Special Education 322 and 332 may not both be counted. Required for all undergraduate students seeking special education certification.

337. Intercultural Communication and Collaboration. Basic principles of interpersonal and intergroup communication in culturally and linguistically diverse educational settings. Designed to help students understand the relationship between culture, language, and disability using a variety of formats, including discussion, dialogue, journals, simulations, case studies, and field-based assignments. Required for undergraduate students seeking special education certification. Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher preparation program and consent of the Office of Student Field Experiences.

360, 660, 960. Apprenticeship: Research to Practice. Supervised practicum in special education classroom teaching, conducted in cooperating schools, as part of the teacher preparation program. Consists of teaching, analysis, and evaluation. Two lecture hours and at least fifteen, thirty, or forty-five hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Required for undergraduate students seeking special education certification. Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher preparation program and consent of the Office of Student Field Experiences.

366. Behavior Management for the Exceptional Learner. Behavior management procedures used in a variety of educational environments with a wide range of learners. Emphasis on instructional procedures, behavior and program evaluation, and principles of applied behavior analysis. Instructional management, classroom management, functional assessment of behavior, procedures for increasing successful school behavior while decreasing undesirable behavior, social skills instruction, and crisis management. Three lecture hours and two one-hour field placement sessions a week for one semester. Required for students seeking special education certification. Prerequisite: Applied Learning and Development 322 and consent of the undergraduate adviser.

667. Student Teaching in Special Education. Directed and closely supervised performance in the full range of duties of a teacher, conducted in cooperating schools; accompanying directed study and seminars. Required in the professional development sequence for elementary school teacher candidates also seeking special education certification. Forty hours a week for one semester. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: Completion of the twenty-four hours of coursework required for the special education academic specialization; consent of the undergraduate adviser; and admission to the professional development sequence of courses. Admission by application only, filed in the Office of Student Field Experiences by March 1 for fall semester registration and by October 1 for spring semester registration.

372. Assessment of Individuals with Mild to Moderate Disabilities. Assessment and high-stakes testing policies, procedures, and practices in special education; curriculum-based measurement used to monitor academic outcomes for students with disabilities; and principles and procedures used to reduce misidentification of individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and with limited English proficiency. Assessment data and individualized education plan development is also covered. Required for students seeking special education certification. Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher preparation program and consent of the Office of Student Field Experiences.

675. Instructional Methods in Special Education. Procedures and practice in the instruction of students with mild or moderate exceptionalities. Emphasis on adaptations within the regular classroom and methods specific to exceptionalities. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, and six hours a week in an internship. Required for students seeking special education certification. Prerequisite: Applied Learning and Development 322, Special Education 376, and consent of the undergraduate adviser.

375C. Teaching Individuals with Mild to Moderate Disabilities. Instructional practices associated with improved outcomes for students with mild to moderate disabilities receiving services in general and special education classrooms, including an emphasis on teaching reading in content areas, such as mathematics, science, and social studies. Three lecture hours and sixteen to twenty internship hours a week for one semester. Required for students seeking special education certification. Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher preparation program and consent of the Office of Student Field Experiences.

376. Foundations and Issues in Special Education. Key issues affecting decision-making and practices by special education teachers, assessment personnel, and administrators related to the treatment and education of students with disabilities. Required for students seeking special education certification.

377. Transition and the Exceptional Learner. An overview of the transitions within the life span, particularly the transition to postsecondary school settings for individuals with disabilities. Designed to help students develop the ability to infuse transition-related topics into curricula, assess transition needs, develop transition plans, and become knowledgeable about existing vocational and community services. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with fieldwork to be arranged. Required for students seeking special education certification. Prerequisite: Applied Learning and Development 322 and consent of the undergraduate adviser.

378D. Assessment Practices in Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Assessment practices for developing and evaluating educational programs for individuals with autism and developmental disabilities. Considers the theoretical orientations that underlie the major assessment strategies, including standardized, behavioral, and informal practices. Three lecture hours and three hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. Required for students seeking special education certification. Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher preparation program and consent of the Office of Student Field Experiences.

378E. Advanced Early Childhood Intervention. Designed to assist students in acquiring in-depth knowledge of early childhood intervention, particularly related to services within the state of Texas, including an understanding of the legal policies related to serving young children with disabilities and their families. Three lecture hours and eight hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. Required for students seeking special education certification. Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher preparation program and consent of the Office of Student Field Experiences.

378R. Reading Difficulties within Diverse Populations. The knowledge and skills associated with assessing, instructing, and monitoring the progress of students who experience mild to moderate difficulties with reading, as well as students with dyslexia. The emphasis is on reading, spelling, and writing for grades K–5. Three lecture hours and four hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. Required for students seeking special education certification. Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher preparation program and consent of the Office of Student Field Experiences.

378S. Teaching Individuals with Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Assessment and instructional strategies for educating students with autism and other developmental and physical disabilities. Focuses on implementation and evaluation of instructional procedures for teaching a range of adaptive behaviors, such as self-care, and communication, social, and community living skills. Three lecture hours and eight hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. Required for students seeking special education certification. Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher preparation program and consent of the Office of Student Field Experiences.

378T. Topics in Special Education. Three lecture hours and three and one-half hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Language-Minority Students in Special Education. Prerequisite: Applied Learning and Development 322.

379. Seminar in Special Education. Specialized study in an identified area of interest in education of the exceptional child. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Applied Learning and Development 322 and consent of the undergraduate adviser.

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