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Ethnic Studies Program

Center for African and African American Studies

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

AFR | African and African American Studies

Lower-Division Courses

301. African American Culture. Survey of African American culture in the United States.

310K. Introduction to Modern Africa. Same as History 310. Introduction to modern Africa, with focus on colonial and postcolonial development in political organization, economics, sociolinguistics, and literature.

310L. Introduction to Traditional Africa. Same as History 311K. Introductory, interdisciplinary course on the peoples and cultures of Africa.

316L. Gender in the African American Community. Same as Anthropology 316L. Critical overview of the history and contemporary status of gender relations in the black community: family and gender relations during slavery and in the Reconstruction-era South, gender and the great migration, gender and the civil rights movement, black feminism, and the "crisis" of the black male.

317. Special Topics in African and African American Issues. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one laboratory hour a week if required by the topic. 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: African American Literature and Culture. Same as English 314V (Topic 1: African American Literature and Culture). Prerequisite: Rhetoric and Writing 306 (or English 306).

Topic 2: Music of African Americans. Same as Music 307 (Topic 1: Music of African Americans). Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one laboratory hour a week as required.

Topic 5: Africa: A Visual Journey. Same as History 306N (Topic 8: Africa: A Visual Journey). A broad introduction to key themes in African history and culture, from earliest times to the postindependence era. Designed around the video series The Africans.

317C. Special Topics in African Studies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one laboratory hour a week if required by the topic. 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.

317D. Special Topics in Black United States Studies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one laboratory hour a week if required by the topic. 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: Introduction to African American History. Same as History 317L (Topic 3: Introduction to African American History). African and African American Studies 317 (Topic: Introduction to African American History) and 317D (Topic 1) may not both be counted. Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework.

317E. Special Topics in the African Diaspora. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one laboratory hour a week if required by the topic. 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.

317F. Special Topics in Black Expressive Culture. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one laboratory hour a week if required by the topic. 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 African and African 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 Center for African and African 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

320. Problems in African and African American Studies. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Introduction to the Study of African American English. Same as Linguistics 325. African American English: evolution, contemporary styles, comparison with other ethnic dialects; attitudes toward African American English, effects in education, controversy about dialect differences and intellectual abilities.

Topic 2: Race and Class in the History of Brazil. Same as History 328P and Latin American Studies 366 (Topic 1: Race and Class in the History of Brazil). The interrelationship of economic class and racial or ethnic factors from the beginning of the slave trade to the present. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

321. The African Diaspora in the Americas. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 9: The African Diaspora in the Americas). Black cultures and societies in the New World, and their African heritage. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

321L. Sociology of Education. Same as Sociology 321L and Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 23: Sociology of Education). Education as a societal institution, with emphasis on the United States educational system: how the system works; the effects of the system; recent changes. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African American Studies 321L, Sociology 321K (Topic: Sociology of Education), Women's Studies 345 (Topic 23: Sociology of Education). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

321M. Race and Popular American Culture. Same as Radio-Television-Film 359 (Topic 2: Race and Popular American Culture) and Sociology 321M. The intersection of African American racial politics and the changing popular media industry, especially film, music, and television. African and African American Studies 321M and Sociology 321K (Topic: Race and Popular American Culture) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For radio-television-film majors, upper-division standing and the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305, either 314 or 316, and six additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film; for others, upper-division standing.

322. Introduction to African Prehistory. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 7: Introduction to African Prehistory). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

323. The Male in African American Culture and Society. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 18: The Male in African American Culture and Society). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

324. Origins of Complex Society: Africa. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 15: Origins of Complex Society: Africa). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in African and African 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 Center for African and African 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.

345. History of East Africa. Same as History 359P. A survey of the history of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda from prehistoric times to the postindependence era. African and African American Studies 345 and History 366N (Topic: History of East Africa) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

345C. History of West Africa. Same as History 359R. A history of the West Africa region: the rise and fall of kingdoms, relations with Europe and Asia, the great revolutions of the nineteenth century, colonial administration, decolonization, and the search for economic development and political stability since independence. African and African American Studies 345C and History 366N (Topic: History of West Africa) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

357C. African American History to 1860. Same as History 357C. Review of West African origins; New World settlement patterns, social life, and culture; discussion of Atlantic slave trade, development of capitalism and plantation slavery, and origins of racism. Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

357D. African American History since 1860. Same as History 357D. Survey of the history of African Americans in the United States from 1860 to the present: Emancipation, Reconstruction politics, migration and urbanization, and the evolution of African American culture; kinds of sources and methods valuable for analyzing African American life and culture. Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

358C. Sociology of Entrepreneurship. Same as Management 337 (Topic 16: Sociology of Entrepreneurship) and Sociology 358C. Examines the creation of entrepreneurial activities in the United States, including those of all racial and ethnic groups. African and African American Studies 358C and Sociology 321K (Topic: Sociology of Entrepreneurship) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For management majors, one of the following courses with a grade of at least C, or two of the following courses with a grade of at least C in each: Management 335, 335H, 336, 336H, Operations Management 335, 335H; for others, sixty semester hours of college coursework.

359N. History of Africa since 1800. Same as History 359N. Development of sub-Saharan Africa from the end of the slave trade to independence. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

361K. Performing Race: African American Literary Performance. Study of the criticism and performance of modern African American drama. African and African American Studies 361K and 374 (Topic: Performance of Dramatic Literature: African American Writers) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

365. Politics in Contemporary Africa. Same as Government 365N (Topic 1: Politics in Contemporary Africa). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

373. Independent Research. Supervised individual research on a problem in African and African American studies. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, African and African American Studies 301, and written consent of the supervising faculty member; consent forms are available in the center office.

374. Special Topics. 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: African American Family. Same as Social Work 360K (Topic 2: African American Family) and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 3: African American Family).

Topic 2: African American Literature through the Harlem Renaissance. Same as English 376R. A survey of African American writing, including autobiography, poetry, fiction, and drama. Authors may include Douglass, Jacobs, Frances E. W. Harper, Chestnutt, Du Bois, Hurston, and Hughes. African and African American Studies 374 (Topic 2) and English 376M (Topic 1: African American Literature through the Harlem Renaissance) may not both be counted. 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: African American Literature since the Harlem Renaissance. Same as English 376S. The development of African American poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction since the Harlem Renaissance. Authors may include Wright, Ellison, Baldwin, Malcolm X, Baraka, Morrison, Shange, and Charles Johnson. African and African American Studies 374 (Topic 3) and English 376M (Topic 2: African American Literature, 1940 to Present) may not both be counted. 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 5: States and Peasants. Same as Government 365N (Topic 5: States and Peasants). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

Topic 7: Black Movements in the Caribbean. Same as History 350L (Topic 6: Black Movements in the Caribbean) and Latin American Studies 366 (Topic 4: Black Movements in the Caribbean). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 10: Black Perspectives in Jazz. Same as Music 342 (Topic 5: Black Perspectives in Jazz). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 11: African American Performance History. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 12: Colonial and African-British Literature. Same as English 376L (Topic 4: Colonial and African-British Literature). 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 13: Contemporary Women Authors. Same as English 370W (Topic 2: Contemporary Women Authors) and Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 15: Contemporary Women Authors). 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 14: African Cinemas. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 16: Racial and Ethnic Relations. Contemporary racial and ethnic problems; emphasis on minority groups in the United States.

Topic 18: Nigeria: A History of Nation-Building. Same as History 350L (Topic 35: Nigeria: A History of Nation-Building). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 20: Slavery and Emancipation in the United States and the British Caribbean. Same as History 350L (Topic 38: Slavery and Emancipation in the United States and the British Caribbean). Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 21: Slavery in the United States. Same as History 350L (Topic 39: Slavery in the United States). Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 22: Archaeology of African Thought. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 24: Archaeology of African Thought). Archaeological, historical, and ethnographic data as they relate to the foundations of contemporary African and African American societies. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 23: African Americans and the Media. Same as Journalism 340C (Topic 2: African Americans and the Media). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 25: Autobiography: A Modern Literary Species. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 3: Autobiography: A Modern Literary Species), English 379N (Topic 5: Autobiography: A Modern Literary Species), and Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 25: Autobiography: A Modern Literary Species). African and African American Studies 374 (Topic 25) and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 374 (Topic 2: Autobiography: A Modern Literary Species) may not both be counted. 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 26: Self-Revelation in Women's Writing. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 4: Self-Revelation in Women's Writing), English 376L (Topic 9: Self-Revelation in Women's Writing), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 26: Self-Revelation in Women's Writing), and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 14: Self-Revelation in Women's Writing). African and African American Studies 374 (Topic 26) and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 374 (Topic 3: Self-Revelation in Women's Writing) may not both be counted. 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 27: Race and Sport in African American Life. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 26: Race and Sport in African American Life) and Kinesiology 352K (Topic 6: Race and Sport in African American Life). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 28: Black Intellectuals in the Post–World War II Era. Same as History 350L (Topic 45: Black Intellectuals in the Post–World War II Era) and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 16: Black Intellectuals in the Post–World War II Era). Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

374C. Advanced Topics in African Studies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one laboratory hour a week if required by the topic. 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.

374D. Advanced Topics in Black United States Studies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one laboratory hour a week if required by the topic. 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: Race and Beauty in American Culture. Same as History 350L (Topic 52: Race and Beauty in American Culture). Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 2: History of Black Entrepreneurship in the United States. Same as History 350L (Topic 53: History of Black Entrepreneurship in the United States). Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American History. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

374E. Advanced Topics in the African Diaspora. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one laboratory hour a week if required by the topic. 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: America, France, and the Problem of Race. Same as American Studies 370 (Topic 16: 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.

374F. Advanced Topics in Black Expressive Culture. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one laboratory hour a week if required by the topic. 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.

375. Community Internship. Internship in a community organization that facilitates the economic, political, and social development of Austin's African American community. Students participate in research projects under the supervision of a faculty member. Approximately eight hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. Additional lecture hours may be required. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, African and African American Studies 301, and consent of instructor.

376. Senior Seminar. Restricted to African and African American studies majors. A capstone course focusing on black intellectual traditions. Prerequisite: African and African American Studies 301, completion of seventy-five semester hours of coursework, and consent of instructor.

679H. Honors Tutorial Course. For honors candidates in African and African American studies. Individual reading of selected works for one semester, followed in the second semester by the writing of an honors thesis. Prerequisite: For 679HA, admission to the African and African American Studies Honors Program no later than two semesters before expected graduation; for 679HB, African and African American Studies 679HA. A University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average in African and African American studies of at least 3.50 are required for admission to the African and African American Studies Honors Program.

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YOR | Yoruba

Lower-Division Courses

506. First-Year Yoruba I. Not open to native speakers of Yoruba. Standard Yoruba of southwest Nigeria. Five lecture hours a week for one semester.

507. First-Year Yoruba II. Not open to native speakers of Yoruba. Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Yoruba 506 or the equivalent.

312K. Second-Year Yoruba I. Oral expression, reading, and comprehension. Prerequisite: Yoruba 507 with a grade of at least C.

312L. Second-Year Yoruba II. Oral expression, reading, and comprehension. Prerequisite: Yoruba 312K with a grade of at least C.

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Center for Asian American Studies

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

AAS | Asian American Studies

Lower-Division Courses

301. Introduction to Asian American Studies. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian American Studies 301, 310 (Topic: Introduction to Asian American Studies), Sociology 308 (Topic: Introduction to Asian American Studies).

310. Introductory Topics in Asian American Studies. An introduction to Asian American studies through a variety of disciplines. 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.

311. Introduction to Asian American Communities. An introduction to contemporary Asian American communities through a variety of disciplines. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

312. Introduction to Asian American History. Same as History 317L (Topic 4: Introduction to Asian American History). Asian American Studies 310 (Topic: Introduction to Asian Pacific American History) and 312 may not both be counted. Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework.

314. Asian American Literature and Culture. Prerequisite: Rhetoric and Writing 306.

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Upper-Division Courses

320. Topics in Asian American Culture, Literature, and Media Studies. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

325. Topics in Asian American Economics, History, and Government. 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: Filipinos in the United States. Same as History 357F. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian American Studies 325 (Topic 1), History 365G (Topic: Filipinos in the United States), 366N (Topic: Filipinos in the United States). Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

330. Topics in Asian American Anthropology, Geography, and Sociology. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

335. General Topics in Asian American Studies. 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.

379. Conference Course in Asian American Studies. Supervised individual study of selected problems in Asian American studies. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of the director of the Center for Asian American Studies.

679H. Honors Tutorial Course. Supervised individual reading for one semester, followed by a semester of research and writing to produce a substantial paper on a specific topic in Asian American studies. Prerequisite: For 679HA, upper-division standing and admission to the Asian American Studies Honors Program; for 679HB, Asian American Studies 679HA.

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Center for Mexican American Studies

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

MAS | Mexican American Studies

Lower-Division Courses

307. Introduction to Cultural Studies. An introduction to the theoretical and substantive issues covered under the interdisciplinary rubric of cultural studies. Explores the Mexican American cultural experience through the methodological approaches of historical analysis, cultural critique, and literary production.

308. Introduction to Policy Studies. An introduction to the basics of policy analysis, employing demographic and empirical information on the Mexican American and Latino populations in the United States. Current policy issues such as bilingual education, affirmative action, the English-only movement, immigration, Latino consumers, Latino entrepreneurship, and NAFTA.

310 (TCCN: HUMA 1305). Chicanos in American Society. Same as Sociology 309. Introduction to the study of the American character and its bearing on the Chicano experience.

312 (TCCN: GOVT 2311). Mexican American Politics. Mexican American political life from 1848 to the present; focuses on Mexican American institutions, values, and political groups. Mexican American Studies 312 and 313 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Three semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

313. Latino Politics. Analysis of issues involving political institutions and policies, with emphasis on Latino politics. Mexican American Studies 312 and 313 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Three semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

314. Mexican American Literature and Culture. Same as English 314V (Topic 3: Mexican American Literature and Culture). Introductory course concerned with representative contemporary Chicano writers and genres, such as poetry, prose fiction, and theatre. May not be substituted for English 316K. Prerequisite: Rhetoric and Writing 306.

316. History of Mexican Americans in the United States. Same as History 314K. Examines the origin and growth of the Mexican American community in the United States. Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history.

318. Mexican American Culture. Same as Anthropology 318L. Mexican American cultural distinctiveness in the areas of social organization, child rearing, food culture, folklore, language, and religion.

319. Special Topics. 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.

Topic 1: Ethnicity and Gender: La Chicana. Same as Sociology 308D and Women's and Gender Studies 301 (Topic 6: Ethnicity and Gender: La Chicana).

119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Mexican 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 Center for Mexican 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

320L. Texas until 1845. Same as History 320L. A study of Texas from before the European discovery through the exploration and mission periods to status as a Mexican colony and an independent republic. Three semester hours of Texas history may be substituted for half of the legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Mexican 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 Center for Mexican American Studies. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer work is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

350. Advanced Grammar and Composition for Bilingual/Bicultural Speakers. Designed for Hispanic bilingual students whose home language is Spanish, but whose dominant language is English. The principal objective is to learn to write correctly and proficiently and to gain a strong cultural perspective on Latin America. The main focus of the course is on writing discourse, but oral language development is also addressed. Only one of the following may be counted: International Business 372 (Topic 8: Business Spanish), Mexican American Studies 350, Spanish 327. Prerequisite: Spanish 612, 312L, or the equivalent.

361. Cultural Studies Seminar. Explores cultural studies literature as read through the experience of the Mexican-origin community in the United States. Discussions include race, class, and feminism. Students write a research paper and deliver a scholarly presentation. Mexican American Studies 361 and 374 (Topic 27: Seminar in Cultural Studies) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and Mexican American Studies 307.

362. Public Policy Studies Seminar. Profiles the current economic status of Mexican Americans in the United States. Examines two dimensions of public policy: historical trends and comparisons with other ethnic groups. Students write a policy report and deliver a professional presentation. Only one of the following may be counted: Mexican American Studies 362, 374 (Topic 26: Public Policy Seminar), 374 (Topic: Mexican American Public Policy Issues). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and Mexican American Studies 308.

371. Readings in Mexican American Studies. Supervised readings with parallel work in relevant non-Chicano materials; preparation for Mexican American Studies 372. Individual instruction. Prerequisite: Mexican American Studies 310, 318, and 374; or consent of the director.

372. Research Seminar in Mexican American Studies. Supervised research on a Mexican American topic chosen in consultation with adviser and leading to a full-length essay. Individual instruction. Prerequisite: Mexican American Studies 310, 318, and 374; or consent of the director.

373. Independent Research. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Mexican American Studies 310, 318, and 374; or consent of the director.

374. Special Topics. Additional hours are required for some topics; these topics are identified in the Course Schedule. 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: Life and Literature of the Southwest—Mexican American. Same as English 342 (Topic 1: Life and Literature of the Southwest—Mexican American). Verse, fiction, travels, and memoirs, to acquaint students with the literature reflecting the social inheritance of Texas and the neighboring territory. 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: Chicanos: Sociological Perspectives. Anglo-American and Mexican American contacts and relations in the southwestern United States from colonial times to the present; emphasis on social and cultural differences and problems of assimilation. Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 3) and Sociology 348K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 4: Narrative Journalism. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Journalism 335, Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 11: Latino Community Journalism), 322 (Topic 11: Narrative Journalism), Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 4: Latino Community Journalism), 374 (Topic 4: Narrative Journalism). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 6: Feature Writing. Same as Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 4: Feature Writing). Procedures in gathering material for feature stories, with stress on newspaper articles; analysis of reader appeal; study of feature story structure; development of style by practice in writing feature stories. Journalism 327 and Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 6) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and a passing score on the College of Communication Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation Test.

Topic 8: Mexican Americans in the Schooling Process. Same as Educational Psychology 362 (Topic 4: Mexican Americans in the Schooling Process). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 9: Hispanic Images and Counterimages. Same as Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 1: Hispanic Images and Counterimages) and Radio-Television-Film 359S (Topic 1: Hispanic Images and Counterimages). The critical analysis of Hispanic images in media. Three lecture hours and one two-hour film screening a week for one semester. Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 9) and Radio-Television-Film 359 (Topic 1: Hispanic Images and Counterimages) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For radio-television-film majors, upper-division standing and the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305, either 314 or 316, and six additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film; for others, upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 10: Latino Audiences. Same as Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 2: Latino Audiences) and Radio-Television-Film 365 (Topic 2: Latino Audiences). Prerequisite: For radio-television-film majors: upper-division standing and the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305 and nine additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film; for others, upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 11: Mass Media and Ethnic Groups. Same as Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 3: Mass Media and Ethnic Groups) and Radio-Television-Film 365 (Topic 3: Mass Media and Ethnic Groups). Prerequisite: For radio-television-film majors: upper-division standing and the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305 and nine additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film; for others, upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 13: Spanish-Language Literature of the Southwest. Same as Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 6: Spanish-Language Literature of the Southwest) and Spanish 341K. The study of culturally valuable Chicano literary texts; related readings in Mexican and other Hispanic works. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 612 or 312L.

Topic 14: United States–Mexican Border Relations. Same as Government 337M (Topic 4: United States-Mexican Border Relations) and Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 4: United States–Mexican Border Relations). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

Topic 15: Latino Politics. Same as Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 8: Latino Politics) and Government 370K (Topic 2: Latino Politics). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

Topic 16: Texas, 1914 to the Present. Same as History 320R and Urban Studies 353 (Topic 2: Texas, 1914 to the Present). The steady dissociation of Texas from its Old South status to a transitional state and a power in national politics. Three semester hours of Texas history may be substituted for half of the legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 17: International Communication: Third World Issues. Same as Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 7: International Communication: Third World Issues) and Radio-Television-Film 342 (Topic 3: Third World Issues). Prerequisite: For radio-television-film majors, upper-division standing; consent of instructor; and the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305 and nine additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film; for others, upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 21: Essay in Mexican Thought and Culture. Same as Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 13: Essay in Mexican Thought and Culture) and Spanish 350 (Topic 2: Essay in Mexican Thought and Culture). Prerequisite: Spanish 322K.

Topic 22: Mass Media and Minorities. Same as Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 10: Mass Media and Minorities). Survey of minority communication problems: alienation, fragmentation, media access; criticism and feedback for minority groups based on racial/ethnic background, age, sex, disability, social or economic class, and sexual orientation. Journalism 340C (Topic 1: Mass Media and Minorities) and Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 22) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 23: Mexican American Indigenous Heritage. Same as Anthropology 322M (Topic 10: Mexican American Indigenous Heritage). The prehistory, history, and contemporary racial understanding of Mexican Americans. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 24: Latinos and Media. Same as Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 12: Latinos and Media) and Radio-Television-Film 365 (Topic 6: Latinos and Media). Prerequisite: For radio-television-film majors, upper-division standing and the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305 and nine additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film; for others, upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 25: Chicano Educational Struggles. Same as Educational Psychology 362 (Topic 5: Chicano Educational Struggles). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 28: Politics and Culture of Contemporary Mexico. Same as Government 337M (Topic 5: Politics and Culture of Contemporary Mexico), Latin American Studies 325 (Topic 3: Politics and Culture of Contemporary Mexico), and Sociology 338M. Introduction to the contemporary Mexican political system and the ways in which political change and democratization are recasting the political and civic culture of contemporary Mexico. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

Topic 29: Mexican and Mexican American Ballads. Same as Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 20: Mexican and Mexican American Ballads) and Spanish 350 (Topic 11: Mexican and Mexican American Ballads). Examines the corrido genre in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with special focus on its pivotal role in the Mexican Revolution and in the collision between cultures in the border zone. Prerequisite: Spanish 322K.

Topic 30: Spanish for Health Care Professionals. Same as Spanish 367K (Topic 7: Spanish for Health Care Professionals). Designed to build fluency in both spoken and written Spanish that will enable the health care professional to communicate effectively with monolingual patients, to attend conferences or classes in Spanish, and to explain medical literature to patients. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in Spanish, including Spanish 327G (or 327).

Topic 31: Rhetoric and Composition for Native Speakers. Same as Spanish 367K (Topic 8: Rhetoric and Composition for Native Speakers). Writing and oral expression for use in academic and professional settings. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in Spanish, including Spanish 327G (or 327).

375. Internship. Restricted to Mexican American studies majors. Students participate in a nonpartisan, direct-service capacity in a community, civic, or government organization or program that facilitates the economic, political, and social development of the Mexican American community. Under the supervision of a faculty member, students write a report based on the internship project. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Additional weekly meeting times are sometimes required. With consent of the director or academic adviser, may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Mexican American Studies 310, 318, and 374; or consent of the director.

679H. Honors Tutorial Course. Restricted to Mexican American studies majors. Supervised research, readings, and writing of a substantial paper on a Mexican American studies topic. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Prerequisite: For 679HA, Mexican American Studies 361, 362, or 372 with a grade of A; admission to the Mexican American Studies Honors Program no later than two semesters before expected graduation; a University grade point average of at least 3.00; and a grade point average in Mexican American studies of at least 3.50; for 679HB, Mexican American Studies 679HA.

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Related Courses

Many of the following courses may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Only topics in Mexican American studies may be counted as related courses in the Mexican American studies program.

For a description of each of the following courses, see the chapter for the college that offers the course.

College of Communication

Radio-Television-Film 359. Studies in Media and Culture.

Radio-Television-Film 365. Topical Studies in Mass Communication.

College of Liberal Arts

Anthropology 324L. Topics in Anthropology.

Anthropology 325L. Cultural Studies, Public Culture, and Folklore: Selected Topics.

English 314L. Introduction to Literary Studies.

English 325L. Folklore Areas: Selected Topics.

English 342. Life and Literature of the Southwest.

English 376L. Studies in Literary Themes and Traditions.

Government 312L. Issues and Policies in American Government (if approved by the director of the Center for Mexican American Studies).

Government 337M. Topics in Latin American Government and Politics.

Government 370K. Racial and Ethnic Politics.

Psychology 341K. Selected Topics in Psychology.

Rhetoric and Writing 306. Rhetoric and Writing (if approved by the director of the Center for Mexican American Studies).

Sociology 344. Racial and Ethnic Relations.

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