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Undergraduate Catalog | 2006-2008
College of Liberal Arts
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Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2006–2007 and 2007–2008; 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.

Liberal Arts

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

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L A | Liberal Arts

Lower-Division Courses

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

301D. Connecting Research Experience. Restricted to freshmen and sophomores. Supervised research associated with the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. With consent of the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program, may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Admission to the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program.

101L. Introduction to the Liberal Arts. Topics related to exploring the various disciplines in the College of Liberal Arts. One lecture hour a week for one semester, or as required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

302. Texas Interdisciplinary Plan: Critical Thinking Seminar. Restricted to students in the Texas Interdisciplinary Plan or in the Gateway Program. An examination of fundamental concepts in critical thinking, including the role of intellectual virtues, an analysis of the elements of thought, Socratic thinking, and the application of universal intellectual standards. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with additional hours to be arranged. Liberal Arts 302 and Natural Sciences 302 may not both be counted. May not be repeated for credit.

104R. Community Service. Restricted to recipients of the Rapoport Service Scholarship. Tutorial course, in which students submit reports based on service learning and appropriate supplementary reading. The equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Leadership, Ethics, and Society.

Topic 2: Civic Engagement and Civic Responsibility.

110, 210, 310. Internship. Restricted to students in the College of Liberal Arts. Students work in a professional environment and apply analysis, communication, and other academic skills to practical work. For each semester hour of credit earned, one lecture hour and ten hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Consent of the director of Liberal Arts Career Services.

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Upper-Division Courses

320C. Connecting Research Experience. Supervised research associated with the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. With consent of the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program, may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and admission to the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program.

125, 225, 325. Topics in the Liberal Arts. Analysis of topics in the philosophy and real-life application of the liberal arts. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester. Additional meeting times may be required. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing. Additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

371. Texas Interdisciplinary Plan Seminar. Restricted to students in the Texas Interdisciplinary Plan. An analysis of interdisciplinary themes within the arts and sciences through reading, research, discussion, and writing. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with additional hours to be arranged. Liberal Arts 371 and Natural Sciences 371 may not both be counted. May not be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of the Texas Interdisciplinary Plan adviser.

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Liberal Arts Honors

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

LAH | Liberal Arts Honors

Lower-Division Courses

102H. The Idea of the Liberal Arts. Restricted to students in the Freshman Honors Program in the College of Liberal Arts. An overview of the liberal arts disciplines. One and one-half class hours a week for one semester. Offered on the pass/fail basis only.

305. Liberal Arts Freshman Honors Seminar. Restricted to students in the Freshman Honors Program in the College of Liberal Arts. Intensive small class lecture or seminar course addressing basic issues in various liberal arts disciplines. Lectures, readings, discussions, examinations. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Humanities 305 and Liberal Arts Honors 305 may not both be counted unless the topics vary.

112H. The Nature of Inquiry. Designed for students who plan to enter a liberal arts departmental honors program. Introduction to the nature of research in liberal arts disciplines. One and one-half class hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Twenty-four semester hours of coursework and consent of the liberal arts honors adviser.

316. Studies in the Liberal Arts. Restricted to Plan I majors in the College of Liberal Arts. Intensive lecture or seminar course addressing topics in various liberal arts disciplines. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.

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Upper-Division Courses

350. Topics in the Liberal Arts. Restricted to Plan I majors in the College of Liberal Arts. Intensive lecture course treating topics from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, taught by instructors from various departments. Lectures, readings, discussions, examinations. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and a grade point average of at least 3.50.

364H. The Enlightenment. Restricted to Plan I majors in the College of Liberal Arts. Examination of the European Enlightenment, an intellectual movement centered in eighteenth-century France and England that cut across all disciplines and arts and that looked back to the Renaissance and forward to the modern world. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and a grade point average of at least 3.50.

365H. Great Books in Political Philosophy. Restricted to Plan I majors in the College of Liberal Arts. An investigation of what it means to think "philosophically" about politics and morals, by reading and interpreting primary sources of political philosophy from more than twenty centuries. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and a grade point average of at least 3.50.

368H. Literature of the Hispanic World. Restricted to Plan I majors in the College of Liberal Arts. An examination of the literature and culture of Spain and Spanish America, from the Middle Ages to the present. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and a grade point average of at least 3.50.

369H. Comparative Legal Systems. Restricted to Plan I majors in the College of Liberal Arts. A comparison of legal traditions from Europe, English common law, and Asia. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and a grade point average of at least 3.50.

370H. The Birth of the Modern World, 1400–1700. Restricted to Plan I majors in the College of Liberal Arts. An interdisciplinary course on European culture during the age of the Renaissance and Reformation. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and a grade point average of at least 3.50.

371H. Classics of Greek Philosophy. Restricted to Plan I majors in the College of Liberal Arts. A close reading of major works in the philosophy of Plato and Aristotle, supported by background reading in the history and literature of ancient Greece. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and a grade point average of at least 3.50.

373H. Literature of the Western World: Continuities. Restricted to Plan I majors in the College of Liberal Arts. Tradition and innovation of form and thought in literature from Homer to the twentieth century. Three lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and a grade point average of at least 3.50.

376H. The Rise of Modern America. Restricted to Plan I majors in the College of Liberal Arts. The end of Reconstruction (1877) to the end of the war in Vietnam (1975)—industrialization, urbanization, immigration, nuclear energy, and global reach. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and a grade point average of at least 3.50.

377H. Ideas of the Twentieth Century. Restricted to Plan I majors in the College of Liberal Arts. Central philosophical controversies of the twentieth century: ethics, politics, comparative religions, science and human nature. Three lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and a grade point average of at least 3.50.

378H. The Natural Sciences in the Liberal Arts Context. Restricted to Plan I majors in the College of Liberal Arts. An attempt to understand contemporary developments in science by focusing on the history and philosophy of science. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and a grade point average of at least 3.50.

379H. Classical Asian Civilizations. Restricted to Plan I majors in the College of Liberal Arts. An examination of the contributions of India and China to intellectual history. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and a grade point average of at least 3.50.

679T. Honors Thesis. Restricted to Plan I majors in the College of Liberal Arts. Supervised research, reading, and writing of a substantial paper on an interdepartmental subject. Conference course for two semesters. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: For Liberal Arts Honors 679TA, upper-division standing, a grade point average of at least 3.50, and written consent of the director of the Liberal Arts Honors Program; for 679TB, Liberal Arts Honors 679TA.

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Department of American Studies

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

AMS | American Studies

Lower-Division Courses

310. Introduction to American Studies. Same as History 306N (Topic 2: Introduction to American Studies). An interdisciplinary introduction to contemporary American culture. Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history.

311S. Introductory Seminar in American Studies. Writing, reading, and discussion on an American studies topic, with emphasis on the evaluation of information, analytical reading, and critical writing. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

315. Topics in American Life. Interdisciplinary exploration of American cultural and intellectual life. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

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

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Upper-Division Courses

321. Studies in American Societies. A study of America through its geography, language, government, or cultures. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Indians of the American Southwest. Same as Anthropology 322M (Topic 3: Indians of the American Southwest). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 2: Language and Speech in American Society. Same as Anthropology 325N, Linguistics 373 (Topic 2: Language and Speech in American Society), and Sociology 352M (Topic 3: Language and Speech in American Society). Prerequisite: Anthropology 302, 305, 307, or Linguistics 306; or consent of instructor.

Topic 3: American Indian Cultures North of Mexico. Same as Anthropology 336L. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and Anthropology 302 or consent of instructor.

Topic 4: America and the Holocaust. Same as History 356R and Jewish Studies 365 (Topic 1: America and the Holocaust). Only one of the following may be counted: American Studies 321 (Topic 4), 370 (Topic: America and the Holocaust), History 350L (Topic: America and the Holocaust), 365G (Topic: America and the Holocaust), Jewish Studies 361 (Topic: America and the Holocaust), Liberal Arts Honors 350 (Topic: America and the Holocaust). Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

321C. The Brazilian Left, 1900 to the Present. Same as Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 5: The Brazilian Left, 1900 to the Present). American Studies 321C and Latin American Studies 322 (Topic: Brazilian Left, 1900 to 1992) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

321D. Recent Brazil, 1919 to the Present. Same as Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 6: Recent Brazil, 1919 to the Present). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

322. Studies in American Writing. A study of America through its literature, popular fiction, journalism, and folklore. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 2: Psychological Themes in Modern American Drama. Same as English 376L (Topic 3: Psychological Themes in Modern American Drama). Prerequisite: Rhetoric and Writing 306 and English 316K or their equivalents, and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in either English or rhetoric and writing.

Topic 3: Sport, Fitness, and Mass Media. Same as Kinesiology 352K (Topic 5: Sport, Fitness, and Mass Media).

323. Women's and Gender Studies: Humanities. Same as English 370W (Topic 1: Women's and Gender Studies: Humanities) and Women's and Gender Studies 321 (Topic 1: Women's and Gender Studies: Humanities). An analysis of the role and image of the woman in America. Prerequisite: Rhetoric and Writing 306 and English 316K or their equivalents, and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in either English or rhetoric and writing.

325. Studies in American Art. An analysis of the social and aesthetic context of the arts in America. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: American Art: Colonial Era to the Civil War.

Topic 2: American Painting to 1860. Same as Art History 374 (Topic 1: American Painting to 1860). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Art History 302 and 303, and a major in art history; or consent of instructor.

Topic 3: American Painting, 1860–1913. Same as Art History 374 (Topic 2: American Painting, 1860–1913). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Art History 302 and 303, and a major in art history; or consent of instructor.

327. Studies in Religion and Philosophy. Late nineteenth century to the present, with emphasis on Peirce, James, and Dewey. Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one laboratory/discussion hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Three semester hours of coursework in philosophy.

Topic 1: Major Works on Religion and Interpretation. Same as Philosophy 356 (Topic 1: Major Works on Religion and Interpretation) and Religious Studies 356. Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one laboratory/discussion hour a week for one semester. American Studies 327 (Topic 1) and History 366N (Topic 2: Major Works on Religion and Interpretation) may not both be counted.

Topic 2: American Philosophy: Puritans through Transcendentalists. Same as Philosophy 351. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: American Studies 327 (Topic 2), Religious Studies 346 (Topic 1: American Philosophy: Puritans through Transcendentalists), 361 (Topic 1: American Philosophy: Puritans through Transcendentalists). Prerequisite: Three semester hours of coursework in philosophy.

Topic 3: American Philosophy: The Pragmatist Movement. Same as Philosophy 352. Late nineteenth century to the present, with emphasis on Peirce, James, and Dewey. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Three semester hours of coursework in philosophy.

328. American Culture and Social Life since 1945. Same as History 356N. Study of postwar American culture and society, using novels, plays, movies, music, television, journalism, political thought, and social criticism; special attention to the 1950s. Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

329. Environmental History of North America. Same as History 350L (Topic 4: Environmental History of North America) and Urban Studies 353 (Topic 5: Environmental History of North America). The history of humanity's influence on the plants, animals, microlife, soils, water, and air of North America, and vice versa, from the arrival of the proto-Indians to the contemporary environmental crisis. Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in American Studies. 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 American Studies. 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.

330. Modernism in American Design and Architecture. Same as Art History 367 (Topic 3: Modernism in American Design and Architecture). A historical survey of artifacts, buildings, and urban environments, focusing on responses to machine-age civilization. Prerequisite: For art history majors, Art History 302; for visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 303; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

331. Art, Photography, and Culture of the American West to 1880. Same as Art History 367 (Topic 1: Art, Photography, and Culture of the American West to 1880) and History 366R. The image and history of the West as seen through the eyes of early explorers, artists, and scientists. American Studies 331 and Museum Course 322 (Topic: Art, Photography, and Culture of the American West to 1880) may not both be counted. Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: For art history majors, Art History 302; for visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 303; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

332. Art, Photography, and Culture of the American West since 1880. Same as Art History 367 (Topic 2: Art, Photography, and Culture of the American West since 1880) and History 366S. American Studies 332 and Museum Course 322 (Topic: Art, Photography, Film, and Culture of the American West) may not both be counted. Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: For art history majors, Art History 302; for visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 303; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

355. Main Currents of American Culture to 1865. Same as History 355N. An interdisciplinary course concerned with the definition of American culture in historical perspective. Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

356. Main Currents of American Culture since 1865. Same as History 356K. An interdisciplinary course concerned with the definition of American culture in historical perspective. Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

358. The United States, 1920–1941. Same as History 355M. A history of political, economic, diplomatic, military, social, and cultural developments in the United States between the two world wars. Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

370. Seminar in American Culture. Interdisciplinary seminar on themes in American life. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: American Cultural History of Alcohol and Drugs. Same as History 350L (Topic 2: American Cultural History of Alcohol and Drugs). Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 6: Gender-Based Discrimination. Same as Government 357M (Topic 1: Gender-Based Discrimination) and Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 8: Gender-Based Discrimination). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

Topic 9: Journalist as Novelist. Same as Journalism 349T (Topic 3: Journalist as Novelist). American Studies 370 (Topic 9) and English 379M (Topic 1: Journalist as Novelist) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Rhetoric and Writing 306 and English 316K or their equivalents, and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in either English or rhetoric and writing.

Topic 10: Leadership in America. Same as Government 370L (Topic 2: Leadership in America). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

Topic 11: Painting as History.

Topic 12: American Landscape Art. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 13: The Culture of Cities. Same as Urban Studies 354 (Topic 4: The Culture of Cities).

Topic 14: The Geography of Tourism.

Topic 15: Constructing the American Landscape.

Topic 16: America, France, and the Problem of Race. Same as African and African American Studies 374E (Topic 1: America, France, and the Problem of Race). How France and the United States address the contradictions between freedom and slavery, as well as each country's contributions to the development of ideologies of race.

372. Conference Course. Supervised individual study of selected subjects in American studies. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

679H. Honors Tutorial Course. Individual readings and conferences in connection with an original research paper. Conference course for two semesters. Prerequisite: For 679HA, upper-division standing and admission to the American Studies Honors Program; for 679HB, American Studies 679HA.

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