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Middle Eastern Studies

Major: Twenty-four semester hours of coursework in Middle Eastern studies, consisting of Middle Eastern Studies 301K and 301L and eighteen hours of upper-division coursework. Up to six hours of upper-division coursework in a Middle Eastern language may be counted toward the major. A maximum of six semester hours in upper-division conference courses may be counted toward the major.

Students must complete the equivalent of at least two years of a Middle Eastern language (normally Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, or Turkish). Credit used to fulfill this requirement may also be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I.

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

Persian Language and Literature

Major: Eighteen semester hours of upper-division coursework in Persian, including nine hours in Persian 329, Topics in Persian Language and Literature. At least one year of Arabic is also required.

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

Philosophy

Major: Twenty-seven semester hours of philosophy, at least eighteen of which must be upper-division, including

  1. Three hours of symbolic logic: Philosophy 313, 313K, or 313Q.
  2. Philosophy 329K or 329L. This course may also be counted toward requirement 3 or 4 below.
  3. Three hours of ancient philosophy: Philosophy 301K or 329K.
  4. Three hours of early modern philosophy: Philosophy 301L or 329L.
  5. Six hours chosen from Philosophy 321K, 323K, 323M, 325K, and 332.

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

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Portuguese

Major: Twenty-four semester hours of upper-division coursework in Portuguese, three hours of which must have Luso-Brazilian content.

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

Psychology

Major: Twenty-eight semester hours of psychology, including Psychology 301 and 418, each with a grade of at least C, and at least eighteen semester hours of upper-division coursework. Also included in these twenty-eight semester hours must be at least one three-semester-hour course in each of four areas:

  1. Clinical/social psychology
  2. Cognition/language
  3. Developmental/evolutionary psychology
  4. Neuroscience/perception

A list of the courses in each area is available in the Department of Psychology Undergraduate Office.

Psychology majors must earn a grade of at least C in Psychology 418 to register for upper-division psychology courses. Students may not enroll in Psychology 418 more than twice.

Psychology 357 and 359 are offered on the pass/fail basis only; they may not be counted toward the twenty-eight hours in psychology required for the major.

Minor for psychology majors: Twelve semester hours, including at least nine hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University. Six of the twelve hours must be taken in residence. No more than three of the twelve hours may also be counted toward any area requirement for the degree.

Religious Studies

Major: Thirty semester hours of religious studies coursework, of which at least eighteen hours must be upper-division. Unless otherwise indicated, a single course may not be counted toward more than one of the following requirements. The thirty hours of coursework must include

  1. Religious Studies 305 or 310; and either 302, 304, 318, or 319. These courses may also be counted toward requirement 2.
  2. At least three semester hours in each of the following areas. A list of courses in each area is available from the religious studies adviser.
    1. Area I: Religions of Asia
    2. Area II: Religions of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
    3. Area III: Religions of the Americas
    4. Area IV: Approaches to the study of religion; comparative study of religion
  3. Primary area: Nine additional hours of upper-division coursework in one of the areas listed in requirement 2 above. The student should choose the primary area in consultation with the religious studies adviser.

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

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Rhetoric and Writing [4]

Major: Twenty-seven semester hours of coursework in rhetoric and writing, including at least eighteen hours of upper-division work, consisting of

  1. Rhetoric and Writing 306, Rhetoric and Writing.
  2. Rhetoric and Writing 321, Principles of Rhetoric.
  3. Each of the following courses (any topic):
    1. Rhetoric and Writing 330C, Advanced Studies in Computers and Writing.
    2. Rhetoric and Writing 330D, History of Rhetoric.
    3. Rhetoric and Writing 330E, Rhetorical Theory and Analysis.
  4. Twelve additional semester hours in rhetoric and writing, including six hours of upper-division coursework.

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

Russian Language and Culture

Major: Twenty-four semester hours of upper-division coursework, consisting of Russian 324 and 325 and eighteen hours chosen from the following four areas. The student must complete at least one course in each area.

  1. Russian Linguistics or Advanced Russian: Russian 326, 369
  2. Russian Literature (Original Texts): A topic of Russian 329
  3. Russian Literature (General Surveys in Translation): Russian 356, 360
  4. Russian and Slavic Civilization (Culture, Film, and Folklore): Czech 324, Polish 324, Russian 330, Slavic 320, 321, 324, 325, 356

Minor for Russian language and culture majors: Either (1) twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University; or (2) nine semester hours of coursework beyond 507 or the equivalent in a second foreign language, including at least three hours of upper-division coursework. Six of the required hours must be taken in residence. Students who plan to do graduate work in Slavic studies are encouraged to minor in Czech, Polish, or Serbian/Croatian.

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Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Major: Twenty-four semester hours, including at least eighteen hours of upper-division coursework, chosen from a list of courses approved by the Advisory Committee of the Program for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. The coursework must include

  1. Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 301.
  2. At least one three-semester-hour course in each of the following groups:
    1. Language, literature, and culture
    2. History, economics, and government
    3. Sociology, geography, and anthropology

At least one of these courses must focus on an area other than European Russia, such as Central Asia, Siberia, Eastern Europe, the Baltic states, or the Caucasus. In addition, students must complete the equivalent of at least two years in a Slavic, Central Asian, or east European language, normally Russian, Czech, Polish, or Serbian/Croatian. Credit used to fulfill this requirement may also be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I.

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

Scandinavian Studies

Major: Twenty-one semester hours of Scandinavian, including (1) Scandinavian 301; (2) no more than nine semester hours of coursework in language and literature chosen from Scandinavian 323, 358, 369, and 373; (3) no more than nine semester hours of coursework in culture chosen from topics of Scandinavian 327; and (4) no more than six semester hours of coursework in society chosen from topics of Scandinavian 335. In addition, the student must use either Danish, Norwegian, or Swedish to fulfill the Area A foreign language requirement.

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

Sociology

Major: At least twenty-seven semester hours of sociology, including Sociology 302, 317L, 317M, and 379M. At least fifteen hours must be in upper-division courses. Sociology majors must earn grades of at least C in Sociology 302, 317L, and 317M. To enroll in Sociology 317M for a second time, a student must have the consent of a sociology undergraduate adviser. Students may not enroll in Sociology 317M more than twice.

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

Spanish

Major: Each student must complete one of the following concentrations.

  1. Hispanic Studies: Twenty-seven semester hours of upper-division coursework in Spanish, consisting of (a) Spanish 327G, 327W, and six additional hours in grammar, composition, and language chosen from Spanish 345L, 346, 367K, and 368L; (b) nine hours in literature, including Spanish 351 or a course numbered above 351; and (c) Spanish 322K or 328, and three additional hours in civilization chosen from Spanish 322K, 328, and 350.
  2. Literature: Twenty-seven semester hours of upper-division coursework in Spanish, consisting of (a) Spanish 327G, 327W, and three additional hours in grammar, composition, and language chosen from Spanish 346 and 367K; (b) twelve hours in literature, consisting of either Spanish 325K or 325L; either 326K or 326L; 351; and either 365K or 375; (c) an additional three-semester-hour literature course numbered above 351; and (d) Spanish 322K or 328.
  3. Hispanic Linguistics: Twenty-seven semester hours of upper-division coursework in Spanish, consisting of (a) Spanish 327G, 327W, 345L, 346, 364L, 367K, and 368L; (b) three hours in literature; and (c) Spanish 322K or 328. Students who choose this concentration must minor in linguistics; their coursework in the minor must include Linguistics 306.
  4. Language Teaching: Twenty-seven semester hours of upper-division coursework in Spanish, consisting of (a) Spanish 327G, 327W, either 345L or 368L, 346, 364L, and 367K (Topic 1: Advanced Oral Expression for Teachers); (b) six hours in literature, including Spanish 351 or a course numbered above 351; and (c) Spanish 322K or 328.
  5. Spanish and Portuguese: Thirty semester hours of upper-division coursework in Spanish and Portuguese, consisting of (a) Spanish 327G; (b) Portuguese 326K or 362; (c) nine hours in Spanish literature, consisting of either Spanish 325K or 325L; either 326K or 326L; and 351 or a course numbered above 351; (d) nine hours of Luso-Brazilian literature; (e) Spanish 322K or 328; and (f) either Portuguese 341 or an upper-division course in Luso-Brazilian civilization chosen in consultation with the Portuguese adviser.

Minor for Spanish majors: Either (1) twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University; or (2) nine semester hours of coursework beyond 507 or the equivalent in a second foreign language, including at least three hours of upper-division coursework. Six of the required hours must be taken in residence. Students in the Hispanic linguistics concentration must minor in linguistics; their coursework in the minor must include Linguistics 306.

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Turkish Language and Literature

Major: Eighteen semester hours of upper-division coursework in Turkish, including Turkish 320K and 320L.

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

Urban Studies

The urban studies program is administered by the Department of Geography and the Environment.

Major: Twenty-four semester hours of coursework, consisting of Urban Studies 301, 315, and 360; Urban Studies 370 or an approved equivalent course; and twelve additional hours of upper-division coursework in urban studies.

In addition, all urban studies majors must complete Mathematics 408C or 408K and Mathematics 316 with a grade of at least C in each. Mathematics 403K and 403L may not be counted toward this requirement.

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

Women's and Gender Studies [5]

Major: Thirty semester hours of coursework, consisting of twenty-seven hours in women's and gender studies and a three-hour research methods course. The research methods course must be chosen from a list approved by the Center for Women's and Gender Studies. Of the twenty-seven hours in women's and gender studies, eighteen must be in upper-division coursework. It is recommended that six hours be taken in women's and gender studies courses from outside liberal arts. The twenty-seven hours must include:

  1. Women's and Gender Studies 301, Introductory Topics in Women's and Gender Studies.
  2. Six hours in Women's and Gender Studies 340, Cross-Cultural Topics in Women's and Gender Studies.
  3. Three hours in feminist theory, chosen from a list of courses approved by the Center for Women's and Gender Studies.
  4. Women's and Gender Studies 379L, Internship in Women's and Gender Studies, or 360, Research and Thesis in Women's and Gender Studies.
  5. Women's and Gender Studies 379S, Senior Seminar.

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

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Bachelor of Arts, Plan II

The Plan II Honors Program is designed to provide a broad, liberal, and challenging education for a limited number of students whose high school class standing and admission test scores indicate strong academic potential and motivation. The enrollment in Plan II is limited; admission to the program is separate from and in addition to admission to the University. Application materials and information about deadlines are available online. Transfer students may apply for admission, but an overall grade point average of at least 3.80 is required, and it is the policy of Plan II not to consider applicants who will have earned more than thirty semester hours of college credit at the time of proposed entry into the program.

The Plan II Honors Program includes the basic coursework required of Plan I students, but much of this work is done in small sections that are restricted to Plan II students and taught by professors selected for their excellent teaching records. Additional required courses explore the humanities, the natural sciences, and the social sciences and provide considerable opportunity for individual research, writing, and speaking. The remainder of the student's program is made up of approved electives.

The academic programs of most Plan II students include thirty-six semester hours or more of elective coursework. The student may use electives to pursue a second major in the College of Liberal Arts or the College of Natural Sciences. Dual degree programs are available in conjunction with most undergraduate colleges outside of the College of Liberal Arts.

Qualified students who are accepted into both the Plan II Honors Program and the College of Engineering may pursue a curriculum leading to both the Bachelor of Arts, Plan II, and a bachelor's degree in engineering. Students interested in this dual degree program must apply both to Plan II and to the College of Engineering. Further information is available from the director of Plan II and from the Office of Student Affairs in the College of Engineering.

Qualified students who are accepted into both the Plan II Honors Program and the McCombs School of Business may pursue a curriculum leading to both the Bachelor of Arts, Plan II, and the Bachelor of Business Administration. Students interested in this dual degree program must apply both to Plan II and to the McCombs School of Business. Further information is available from the director of Plan II and from the McCombs School.

A dual degree program is also available that leads to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Plan II, and Bachelor of Architecture. Students must apply both to Plan II and to the School of Architecture. Additional information is available from the director of Plan II and from the School of Architecture.

In addition to the following requirements, the student must fulfill the University requirements for graduation given in chapter 1 and the requirements of the College of Liberal Arts given in this chapter.

Special Requirements

Students who fail to maintain a University grade point average of at least 3.25 will be considered for academic dismissal from Plan II. Under special circumstances and at the discretion of the director, a student may be allowed to continue in the Plan II program while under academic review. A student who is academically dismissed from the Plan II program is eligible to continue to enroll in the College of Liberal Arts in another academic program if the student fulfills the minimum scholastic requirements for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I, and the scholastic standards for continuance in the University given in General Information. Students in scholastic difficulty should discuss their problems with a Plan II academic adviser and the director.

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Choice of Work

A degree program must include at least 120 semester hours, including at least thirty-six hours of upper-division coursework. Without special permission from the director and the dean, no more than thirty-six hours in one subject in the College of Liberal Arts or the College of Natural Sciences and no more than thirty-six hours in courses offered in any other college or school may be counted toward the degree.

Plan II students may use credit by examination to fulfill certain program requirements. For more information on testing policies and credit by examination, contact a Plan II academic adviser.

Tutorial Course 301 and two semesters of Tutorial Course 357 are required. Either Tutorial Course 359T, Essay Course, or 660H, Thesis Course, is also required; Tutorial Course 660H is required of all students seeking special honors in Plan II. Other requirements for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan II, are outlined below. All courses offered in the Plan II Honors Program are subject to approval by the Plan II Faculty Advisory Committee; in some areas the committee will prescribe certain courses for all students in the program. Current information on these matters is available in the Plan II office.

Area A, Language and Literature

English: English 603 or Tutorial Course 603.

Writing: In addition to English 603 or Tutorial Course 603, each student must complete two courses certified as having a substantial writing component. One of these courses must be upper-division. Courses used to fulfill the writing requirement may be used simultaneously to fulfill other area requirements or major requirements, unless otherwise specified. Courses with a substantial writing component are identified in the Course Schedule.

Foreign language: Students must complete four semesters in a single foreign language.

The foreign language requirement is the attainment of a certain proficiency, as well as the completion of a specified number of courses; however, the courses taken to gain this proficiency are not electives and may not be taken on the pass/fail basis. Any part of the requirement may be fulfilled by credit by examination. Students may accelerate their progress at any point in the sequence by means of credit by examination.

To achieve proficiency in a foreign language as rapidly as possible, qualified students are encouraged to take advantage of the intensive foreign language study program. Information about this program is available from the appropriate language department. Courses used to fulfill the foreign language requirement must be language courses; literature-in-translation courses, for example, may not be counted.

Area B, Social Sciences

  1. Six semester hours in American government, including Texas government, and six semester hours in American history.
  2. Six semester hours of non–United States history (or civilization courses) in the same geographic area, including a course in older or ancient history and a course in more modern history, approved by a Plan II academic adviser.
  3. Social Science 301.

Area C, natural Sciences

Each student must complete eighteen semester hours of coursework in Area C, consisting of the following:

  1. A three-hour mathematics course designated for Plan II students, currently a section of Mathematics 310. Students with credit for Mathematics 408C and 408D; Mathematics 408K, 408L, and 408M; or Mathematics 427L are exempt from taking Mathematics 310. Algebra courses at the level of Mathematics 301 or the equivalent may not be counted toward the Area C requirement or toward the total number of hours required for the degree. Students who enter the University with fewer than three units of high school mathematics at the level of Algebra I or higher must take Mathematics 301 or 303D without degree credit to remove their deficiency. No more than twelve semester hours of mathematics and computer sciences combined may be counted toward the Area C requirement.
  2. A three-hour course in logic or modes of reasoning designated for Plan II students, currently a section of Philosophy 313Q or Tutorial Course 310.
  3. A three-hour course in physics, chemistry, or geological sciences designated for Plan II students, currently a section of Physics 341 entitled Selected Topics: Modern Physics. Other topics of Physics 341 may not be substituted. This requirement may also be met with six hours of upper-division coursework in chemistry, excluding Chemistry 368, 369K, 371K, 375K, and 475K, or six hours of upper-division coursework in physics, excluding Physics 370C and non–Plan II sections of Physics 341.
  4. A three-hour course in biology designated for Plan II students, currently Biology 301E. This requirement may also be satisfied by credit for Biology 311C and 311D.
  5. Six hours in one subject chosen from the following fields. Courses counted toward requirements 3 and 4 above may also be counted toward this requirement.
    1. Astronomy
    2. Biology
    3. Chemistry
    4. Geological sciences
    5. Marine science
    6. Nutrition
    7. Physical science
    8. Physics
  6. Any remaining courses required to fulfill the eighteen-hour Area C requirement may be chosen from the fields listed in item 5 above or from the following fields:
    1. Mathematics
    2. Computer sciences
    3. Experimental psychology
    4. Physical anthropology
    5. Physical geography
    6. Philosophy (courses in logic)
    7. History of science and philosophy of science
    8. Other science courses approved by the dean
    A list of approved courses in these fields is available in the Student Division. Only three hours in the history or philosophy of science may be counted.

Area D, General Culture

  1. Six semester hours of philosophy, currently Philosophy 610QA and 610QB.
  2. Two approved three-semester-hour courses in one of the following: art history, music history, or history of theatre and dance; or two upper-division courses in one of the following areas: classical civilization, humanities, literature, or philosophy.
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Order of Work

The usual order of work for students in Plan II is outlined below, although it is possible to make exceptions when there is good reason for doing so. There is some variation in the order of work for students in premedical, predental, and dual degree programs, for teacher certification candidates, and for students concentrating in science. Students in these areas should consult the director or an academic adviser.

Suggested Four-Year Plan

First Year
  • Tutorial Course 603 or English 603.
  • Nine semester hours of Area C coursework: Biology 301E, Mathematics 310, and Philosophy 313Q or Tutorial Course 310.
  • Six semester hours of non–United States history.
  • Foreign language courses.
  • Tutorial Course 301.
  • A three-semester-hour elective.
Second Year
  • Philosophy 610Q.
  • Three semester hours of Area C coursework.
  • Government 310L and 312L.
  • Foreign language courses.
  • Social Science 301.
  • A three-semester-hour elective.
Third and Fourth Years
  • Six semester hours of humanities or courses in the history of fine arts.
  • Six semester hours of American history.
  • Six semester hours of Tutorial Course 357.
  • Tutorial Course 359T or 660H.
  • Six semester hours of Area C coursework: Physics 341 and three additional hours.
  • Elective courses sufficient to make a total of at least 120 semester hours. Usually only upper-division courses are approved for third- and fourth-year students.
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