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UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG
1998 - 2000


CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
The University

CHAPTER 2
School of Architecture

CHAPTER 3
College of Business Administration

CHAPTER 4
College of Communication

CHAPTER 5
College of Education

CHAPTER 6
College of Engineering

CHAPTER 7
College of Fine Arts

CHAPTER 8
College of Liberal Arts

CHAPTER 9
College of Natural Sciences

CHAPTER 10
School of Nursing

CHAPTER 11
College of Pharmacy

CHAPTER 12
School of Social Work

CHAPTER 13
The Faculty

Texas Common Course Numbering System
(Appendix A)

APPENDIX B
Degree and Course Abbreviations

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Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 1998-1999 and 1999-2000; however, all courses are not 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 that have been made to the courses listed here since this catalog was printed.

A full explanation of course numbers is given in General Information. In brief, the first digit of a course number indicates the semester hour value of the course. The second and third digits indicate the rank of the course: if they are 01 through 19, the course is of lower-division rank; if 20 through 79, of upper-division rank; if 80 through 99, of graduate rank.

Department of Management Science and Information Systems

Unless otherwise stated in the description below, each class meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Legal Environment of Business: LEB

Undergraduate courses in this field are not open to law students.

Upper-Division Courses

320F. Foundations of the Legal Environment of Business.
Introduction to the legal problems confronting businesses in the global environment. May not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

323. Business Law.
Role of law in society; introduction to legal reasoning, dispute resolution, judicial process, constitutional law, agency, torts, government regulations; business ethics; study of contracts. Legal Environment of Business 323 and 323H may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Management Information Systems 324 and admission to a business major.

323H. Business Law: Honors.
Role of law in society; introduction to legal reasoning, dispute resolution, judicial process, constitutional law, agency, torts, government regulations; business ethics; study of contracts. Legal Environment of Business 323 and 323H may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Business Administration Honors Program, ninety semester hours of college coursework, Accounting 312H, and credit or registration for Management Information Systems 324H.

361. Law of Business Organizations.
Study of basic legal principles of business organizations and operations, including practical comparison and assessment of advantages and disadvantages of different types of organization. Prerequisite: Legal Environment of Business 323.

363. Real Estate Law.
Law pertaining to estates and interests in land, conveyances and mortgages, brokers, easements, contracts, default and foreclosure. Prerequisite: Legal Environment of Business 323 or the equivalent, or consent of instructor.

366. Commercial Transactions.
Applied business transactions, with emphasis on the Uniform Commercial Code; emphasis on bailments, sales of goods, commercial paper, bank-customer relationships, creditor security devices, and bankruptcy. Prerequisite: Legal Environment of Business 323 or the equivalent, or consent of instructor.

370. Topics in the Legal Environment of Business.
Selected topics on legal constraints affecting managerial decision making and business behavior. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Legal Environment of Business 323 with a grade of at least C.

Topic 1: Antitrust Law.

Topic 2: Environmental Law.

Topic 3: Employer-Employee Relations.

Topic 4: Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Business.

Topic 5: The Law and the Multinational Corporation.

Topic 6: Law of the Entertainment Business.

Topic 7: Business Torts.

Topic 8: Constitutional Issues in Business.

Topic 9: Business Dispute Resolution.

Topic 10: Intellectual Property and Antitrust.

Management Information Systems: MIS

Lower-Division Courses

304. Introduction to Business Programming.
Programming skills for creating easy-to-maintain systems for business applications. Object-oriented and structured methodologies with C++.

310. Introduction to Management Information Systems.
Basic computer terminology, hardware and software, communications technology, graphics, systems analysis and design, and issues arising out of the rapidly evolving field of information systems. Students are expected to achieve a working knowledge of personal computer software, including operating system software and environments, as well as spreadsheets, analytical graphics, databases, and presentation software. Hands-on experience with the Internet and use of electronic mail.

311F. Foundations of Data Analysis and Information Systems.
Open only to nonbusiness majors. Basic concepts of information systems and statistics as they apply to business: computer terminology, hardware, software, descriptive statistics, simple regression, and inference, with experience using spreadsheet software to analyze real data. May not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Upper-Division Courses

324. Business Communication: Oral and Written.
Theory and practice of effective communication, using models from business situations. Students practice what they learn with a variety of in-class activities, formal and informal oral presentations, and written assignments. Most classes and assignments involve teamwork. Management Information Systems 324 and 324H may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Business Administration 101, English 306, Management Information Systems 310, and credit or registration for Business Administration 102.

324H. Business Communication: Oral and Written: Honors.
Research techniques and applications for reports designed for adaptive management; strategies in written and oral communication for influence and organizational control. Management Information Systems 324 and 324H may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Business Administration Honors Program, Business Administration 101, English 306, Management Information Systems 310, and credit or registration for Business Administration 102.

325. Introduction to Data Management.
Beginning and intermediate topics in data modeling for relational database management systems; development of desktop systems with technology such as Access and Visual Basic. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to a business major, and Management Information Systems 310 or the equivalent.

333. COBOL with Business Applications.
Beginning, intermediate, and advanced topics in COBOL programming with business systems applications; file processing, simulation. Prerequisite: Computer Sciences 304P or Management Information Systems 304.

333K. Computer System Utilization in Business.
Concepts and practices of information systems. Advanced programming techniques used to generate menu-driven applications. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Management Information Systems 304 and 325.

366P. Management Information Systems Practicum.
Restricted to business majors. Students apply skills in their major area and focus on additional project management skills through group projects conducted in a professional setting. Students may work with a private or a public enterprise. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Eighteen semester hours of business coursework, at least six of which must be upper-division, and consent of instructor and the department.

373. Topics in Management Information Systems.
Provides in-depth treatment of business data processing concerns such as database management, telecommunications, and development of commercial systems. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.

Topic 1: Database Management. Prerequisite: Management Information Systems 304 and 325.

Topic 2: Applied Data Communication Systems. Prerequisite: Management Information Systems 325.

Topic 3: Commercial Software Systems. Prerequisite: Management Information Systems 325.

Topic 4: Information Systems Project Management. Prerequisite: Management Information Systems 325.

Topic 5: Client/Server Systems Development. Prerequisite: Management Information Systems 325.

Topic 6: Advanced Application of Software Development. Prerequisite: Management Information Systems 333K and consent of instructor.

Topic 8: Advanced Data Communication Systems. Development issues for intranet- and internet-based systems. Prerequisite: Management Information Systems 373 (Topic 2: Applied Data Communication Systems).

Topic 9: Health Care Management. Prerequisite: Management Information Systems 325.

Topic 10: Managing Intranet and Internet Development. Prerequisite: Management Information Systems 325.

Topic 12: Technical Consulting. Prerequisite: Management Information Systems 304 and consent of instructor.

374. Business System Development.
Provides background in business system analysis, evaluations, design, and implementation, using basic business knowledge and computer skills. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Management Information Systems 333K and credit or registration for Management Information Systems 373 (Topic 2: Applied Data Communication Systems).

Management Science: MSC

Upper-Division Courses

371. Introduction to Management Science.
Optimization techniques for deterministic models (linear and integer programming) and stochastic models (queueing, simulation, Markov chains). Management Science 371 and 371H may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Management Information Systems 310 and Statistics 309 or the equivalent with a grade of at least C in each, and Mathematics 408D or the equivalent.

371H. Introduction to Management Science: Honors.
Optimization techniques for deterministic models (linear and integer programming) and stochastic models (queueing, simulation, Markov chains). Management Science 371 and 371H may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Business Administration Honors Program, Management Information Systems 310, Mathematics 408D or the equivalent, and Statistics 309H.

Risk Management: R M

Upper-Division Courses

357E. Introduction to Risk Management.
Principles of risk management for individuals and organizations, financial aspects of insurance companies and markets, industry structure, managerial aspects of underwriting and pricing, and public policy issues.

369K. Managing Employee Risks and Benefits.
Risk management issues involving financial consequences of life and health contingencies, health care finance, company management, pension planning, economics of industry structure, and public policy issues. Prerequisite: Risk Management 357E (or Risk Management and Insurance 357E) with a grade of at least C.

377. Property-Liability Risk Management and Planning.
Analysis of property-liability risks of businesses, risk management tools, risk financing, and insurance contracts for financial planning purposes; investment and underwriting operations, market structures, and insurance regulation. Prerequisite: Risk Management 357E (or Risk Management and Insurance 357E) with a grade of at least C.

Statistics: STA

Lower-Division Courses

309. Elementary Business Statistics.
Training in the use of data to gain insight into business problems; describing distributions (center, spread, change, and relationships), producing data (experiments and sampling), probability and inference (means, proportions, differences, regression and correlation). Only one of the following may be counted: Economics 329, Statistics 309, 309H. Prerequisite: Mathematics 403K and 403L or their equivalents.

309H. Elementary Business Statistics: Honors.
Training in the use of data to gain insight into business problems; describing distributions (center, spread, change, and relationships), producing data (experiments and sampling), probability and inference (means, proportions, differences, regression and correlation). Only one of the following may be counted: Economics 329, Statistics 309, 309H. Prerequisite: Mathematics 403K and 403L or their equivalents, and admission to the College of Business Administration Honors Program.

Upper-Division Course

376. Statistics in Business Forecasting.
Analysis of forecasting techniques and theory; macroeconomic models; long-range and short-term forecasting; forecasting for the firm, using case material. Prerequisite: Statistics 309 or the equivalent, and admission to a business major.

Department of Marketing Administration

Unless otherwise stated in the description below, each class meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

International Business: I B

Upper-Division Courses

320F. Foundations of International Business.
Fundamentals of international trade and the international economy; international dimensions of several functional areas of business, including management, marketing, finance, and human resource management; theoretical, institutional, and functional foundations of international business. May not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

350. International Trade.
Study of the principles, policies, and problems of the international exchange of goods and investments. Economics 339K and International Business 350 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Economics 304K (or 303) and 304L (or 302), credit or registration for Management Information Systems 324, and admission to a business major.

372. Seminar in International Business.
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.

Topic 1: International Marketing.

Topic 2: Business in Emerging Markets. Same as Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 9: Business in Emerging Markets) and Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 4: Business in Emerging Markets). Only one of the following may be counted: International Business 372 (Topic 2), 372 (Topic: Business in Developing Countries), Latin American Studies 322 (Topic: Business in Developing Countries), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic: Business in Developing Countries).

Topic 3: Managing the Global Corporation.

Topic 4: Competing with the Japanese.

Topic 5: Business in Latin America.

Topic 6: Business German. Only one of the following may be counted: German 612, 312L, 312S, 314L, International Business 372 (Topic 6). Additional prerequisite: German 312K with a grade of at least C.

Topic 7: Advanced Business German. Designed for students who have taken German 328. Normally meets with German 356. German 356 and International Business 372 (Topic 7) may not both be counted. May be counted toward the international business elective requirement. Additional prerequisite: Three courses beyond German 506, or equivalent credit on the placement test.

Topic 8: Business Spanish. Additional prerequisite: Spanish 612, 312L, or the equivalent.

378. International Business Operations.
Establishment and conduct of international business operations: trade, investments, branch and subsidiary management, intermediary functions; case studies in international enterprise. Prerequisite: Economics 339K or International Business 350, and admission to a business major.

Marketing: MKT

Upper-Division Courses

320F. Foundations of Marketing.
Introduction to basic concepts and terminology in marketing: the process of developing marketing strategy, the role of marketing activities within the firm, external influences that affect the development of marketing strategy, and basic analytical tools appropriate to marketing decision making. May not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

337. Principles of Marketing.
Designed to expand the student's understanding of the marketing system and basic marketing activities and to provide a framework for marketing strategy development and implementation of marketing tools and tactics. Marketing 337 and 337H may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Management Information Systems 324 and admission to a business major.

337H. Principles of Marketing: Honors.
Designed to expand the student's understanding of the marketing system and basic marketing activities and to provide a framework for marketing strategy development and implementation of marketing tools and tactics. Marketing 337 and 337H may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Business Administration Honors Program, Accounting 312H, and credit or registration for Management Information Systems 324H.

338. Promotional Policies.
Analysis of the use of promotional methods in marketing: advertising, personal selling, sales promotion, and indirect promotion; their social and economic consequences; their coordination and relationship to other business functions. Prerequisite: Marketing 337.

460. Information and Analysis.
The development and analysis of information for marketing management sources. Three lecture hours and one recitation hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Marketing 337, and Management Information Systems 310 and Statistics 309 with a grade of at least C in each.

363. Professional Selling and Sales Management.
Policies, operation, coordination, and control of personal selling activities in marketing organizations. Prerequisite: Marketing 337.

366P. Marketing Practicum.
Restricted to business majors. Students apply skills in their major area and focus on additional project management skills through group projects conducted in a professional setting. Students may work with a private or a public enterprise. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Eighteen semester hours of business coursework, at least six of which must be upper-division, and consent of instructor and the department.

370. Marketing Policies.
A capstone course focusing on case studies of advanced marketing problems, including analysis of markets, promotional planning, pricing, and distribution coordination. Designed to help the student develop a comprehensive understanding of marketing policy and strategy formulation. Prerequisite: Finance 357 and Marketing 460 with a grade of at least C in each, Marketing 337, and six additional semester hours of coursework in marketing.

370K. Retail Merchandising.
Designed to familiarize the student with all the activities associated with the sale of goods and services for final consumption and to provide an overview of the decisions involved in merchandising and management, including factors that influence and determine those decisions. Prerequisite: Marketing 337.

372. Marketing Seminar.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Marketing 337. Additional prerequisites may be required for some topics; these are given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 3: Implementing Marketing Concepts. Implementation of marketing concepts in a real-world setting through participation in marketing projects with area companies. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Topic 4: International Marketing. May be used in place of International Business 372 in fulfilling the requirements of the major in international business.



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