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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 Anthropology

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

Anthropology: ANT

Lower-Division Courses

301. Physical Anthropology.
Human evolution, race, heredity, the organic basis of culture; culture history through the Paleolithic stage. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be counted toward the Area C requirement for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I.

302. Cultural Anthropology.
The concept of culture; social and political organization; language; the supernatural; elementary cultural theory. Three lecture hours a week or two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester.

304. Introduction to Archaeological Studies I: Prehistoric Archaeology.
Same as Archaeology 301. Anthropological study of prehistory, from human beginnings to the appearance of written records. Three lecture a week hours or two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester.

305. Fundamentals of Folklore.
Tradition as it is maintained, contested, and re-created in various forms of cultural expression, including verbal art, material culture, and ritual enactments.

307. Culture and Communication.
An introduction to the study of culture through communication and the theory of signs.

309L. The American Public Sphere.
Introduction to culture and politics in the American public sphere: the importance of public identities and the distinction Americans make between public and private domains; the study of culture as mediated by television, radio, music, film, and other expressive forms; the construction of a national culture and of minority cultures and subcultures through distinctive expressive forms and public spaces.

316L. Gender in the African American Community.
Same as African and African American Studies 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.

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

119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Anthropology.
This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Anthropology. 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.

Upper-Division Courses

320L. Topics in Language, Culture, and Communication.
Relationship of language to culture and society, and of folk classifications to principles of social organization and cognition. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Anthropology 302.

Topic 2: Introduction to Maya Hieroglyphic Writing. Same as Latin American Studies 324L (Topic 1: Introduction to Maya Hieroglyphic Writing). An introductory survey that includes glyph recognition and interpretation according to the latest developments in decipherment.

Topic 3: Ethnography of Speaking.

Topic 4: American Indian Languages and Cultures.

Topic 5: Speech Play and Verbal Art.

321L. Human Physical Growth and Development.
Same as Kinesiology 321L. Age changes and patterns of growth from birth through maturity; methods of assessment and evaluation; population differences; factors underlying regulation and control of growth. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be counted toward the Area C requirement for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

322K. Southwestern Archaeology.
Prehistory of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and neighboring areas, from the earliest human occupation to the Spanish conquest. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

322M. Topics in Cultures of the World.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Perspectives on Japanese Culture. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 3: Indians of the American Southwest. Same as American Studies 321 (Topic 1: Indians of the American Southwest). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 5: Indians of Mexico and Guatemala. Same as Latin American Studies 324L (Topic 2: Indians of Mexico and Guatemala). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 7: Indians of South America. Same as Latin American Studies 324L (Topic 3: Indians of South America). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 9: The Spanish Background of Hispanic America. Same as Geography 347K and Latin American Studies 330 (Topic 1: The Spanish Background of Hispanic America). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 10: Mexican American Indigenous Heritage. Same as Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 23: Mexican American Indigenous Heritage). The prehistory, history, and contemporary racial understanding of Mexican Americans. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 11: Zen Buddhism and Japanese Culture. Same as Asian Studies 372 (Topic 16: Zen Buddhism and Japanese Culture). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

323G. Primate Ecology.
Introduction to the biology and ecology of living primates. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

323K. Primate Behavior.
Same as Women's Studies 323 (Topic 1: Primate Behavior). The behavior of nonhuman primates, and its relevance to the understanding of human biology and culture. Two lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be counted toward the Area C requirement for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I.

324L. Topics in Anthropology.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: History of Anthropology. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 2: Mexican/Chicano Music. Same as Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 7: Mexican/Chicano Music) and Music 342 (Topic 1: Mexican/Chicano Music). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 3: Primitive Technology. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 5: Caribbean Social Forms. Same as Latin American Studies 324L (Topic 6: Caribbean Social Forms). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 6: Gender and Sex Roles. Same as Women's Studies 322 (Topic 3: Gender and Sex Roles). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 7: Introduction to African Prehistory. Same as African and African American Studies 322. African and African American Studies 374 (Topic: Introduction to African Prehistory) and Anthropology 324L (Topic 7) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 8: Cultures of Southeast Asia. Same as Asian Studies 361 (Topic 5: Cultures of Southeast Asia). Comparative study of the peoples of Indonesia, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, and other countries. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 9: The African Diaspora in the Americas. Same as African and African American Studies 321. Black cultures and societies in the New World, and their African heritage. African and African American Studies 374 (Topic: The African Diaspora in the Americas) and Anthropology 324L (Topic 9) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 10: Colonialism and Nationalism. Same as Asian Studies 361 (Topic 10: Colonialism and Nationalism). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 11: Folklore, Gender, and the Middle East. Same as Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 8: Folklore, Gender, and the Middle East) and Women's Studies 340 (Topic 6: Folklore, Gender, and the Middle East). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 12: Maya Research, 1900 to the Present. Same as Latin American Studies 324L (Topic 7: Maya Research, 1900 to the Present). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 13: Musics of India. Same as Asian Studies 361 (Topic 11: Musics of India) and Music 342 (Topic 3: Musics of India). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 14: Ideologies of Poverty. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 15: Origins of Complex Society: Africa. Same as African and African American Studies 324. African and African American Studies 374 (Topic: Origins of Complex Society: Africa) and Anthropology 324L (Topic 15) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 16: Contemporary India. Same as Asian Studies 361 (Topic 3: Contemporary India).

Topic 17: Cultural Ecology. Same as Geography 331K. Demography, settlement, resource opportunities, and adaptation in human ecosystems; application of past experience in dealing with contemporary and future problems. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 18: The Male in African American Culture and Society. Same as African and African American Studies 323. African and African American Studies 374 (Topic: The Male in African American Culture and Society) and Anthropology 324L (Topic 18) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 19: Andean Archaeology. Same as Latin American Studies 324L (Topic 5: Andean Archaeology). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 21: Reading Ethnography. Exploration of classic and contemporary issues in the writing and reading of ethnography.

Topic 22: Human Biology and Gender Roles. Discussion and evaluation of the biological and social explanations for various aspects of human behavior. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 23: History of Hindu Religious Traditions. Same as Asian Studies 340 (Topic 4: History of Hindu Religious Traditions), History 366N (Topic 5: History of Hindu Religious Traditions), and Religious Studies 361 (Topic 22: History of Hindu Religious Traditions). History of major doctrines, practices, and institutions that shaped the development of Hinduism; how religions adapt to social and cultural change and often provide the catalyst for change. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

325K. Introduction to Folklore and Folklife.
Same as English 325K. Survey of the major forms of folklore; methods of collection and study. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of lower-division English, including English 316K or the equivalent.

325L. Folklore Areas: Selected Topics.
Consideration of folklore in different culture areas of the Western Hemisphere. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Three hours in either Anthropology 325K or 325L may be counted toward a major in English. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 2: Jewish Folklore. Same as American Studies 322 (Topic 1: Jewish Folklore), English 325L (Topic 2: Jewish Folklore), Germanic Civilization 327E (Topic 1: Jewish Folklore), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 341 (Topic 2: Jewish Folklore), and Slavic 324 (Topic 1: Jewish Folklore). Anthropology 325L (Topic 2) and Oriental and African Languages and Literatures 341 (Topic: Jewish Folklore) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For English majors, nine semester hours of lower-division English, including English 316K or the equivalent; for others, upper-division standing.

Topic 3: Anglo-American Folksong. Same as English 325L (Topic 3: Anglo-American Folksong). Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of lower-division English, including English 316K or the equivalent.

Topic 4: Folklore of the British Isles. Same as English 325L (Topic 4: Folklore of the British Isles). Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of lower-division English, including English 316K or the equivalent.

Topic 5: The Folktale. Same as English 325L (Topic 5: The Folktale). Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of lower-division English, including English 316K or the equivalent.

Topic 6: Music, Art, and Ritual in Melanesia. Same as English 325L (Topic 6: Music, Art, and Ritual in Melanesia) and Music 342 (Topic 4: Music, Art, and Ritual in Melanesia). Prerequisite: For English majors, nine semester hours of lower-division English, including English 316K or the equivalent; for others, upper-division standing.

Topic 7: Play, Drama, and Ritual. Same as English 325L (Topic 7: Play, Drama, and Ritual). Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of lower-division English, including English 316K or the equivalent.

Topic 8: Story and Meaning. Same as English 325L (Topic 8: Story and Meaning). Prerequisite: For English majors, nine semester hours of lower-division English, including English 316K or the equivalent; for others, upper-division standing.

Topic 9: Nineteenth-Century British Vernacular Literature. Same as English 325L (Topic 9: Nineteenth-Century British Vernacular Literature). Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of lower-division English, including English 316K or the equivalent.

325M. Language in Culture and Society.
Same as Linguistics 373 (Topic 3: Language in Culture and Society) and Sociology 352M (Topic 4: Language in Culture and Society). Language as a cultural resource; functions of language in society; survey of language communities. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

325N. Language and Speech in American Society.
Same as American Studies 321 (Topic 2: Language and Speech in American Society), Linguistics 373 (Topic 2: Language and Speech in American Society), and Sociology 352M (Topic 3: Language and Speech in American Society). Anthropology 320L (Topic 7: Language and Speech in American Society) and 325N may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Anthropology 302 or Linguistics 306.

326L. Cultures in Contact.
History of the interactions of the indigenous peoples of the Americas with Africans, Asians, and Europeans over the past five hundred years. Anthropology 324L (Topic: Cultures in Contact) and 326L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

327C. Topics in American Cultures.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 1: Race and Ethnicity in the United States.

129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Anthropology.
This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Anthropology. 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.

330C. Theories of Culture and Society.
Examination of the theoretical approaches that have established the intellectual foundations of contemporary sociocultural anthropology. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

432L. Primate Anatomy.
Comparative and functional anatomy of primates, including humans; emphasis on adaptations and evolution of the various taxa. Two lecture hours and six laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be counted toward the Area C requirement for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I. Prerequisite: Anthropology 301 or consent of instructor.

334L. North American Archaeology.
Regional cultural development of Native American societies from the earliest human occupations to the historic period. Anthropology 324L (Topic: North American Archaeology) and 334L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

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

344K. Films: An Anthropological Perspective.
Films viewed and discussed. How is cultural meaning communicated? What systems of signification are involved? What are possibilities and limitations of ethnographic films? Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

348. Human Origins and Evolution.
Detailed examination and analysis of morphological trends evident in the hominid fossil record. Two lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be counted toward the Area C requirement for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

348K. Current Topics in Paleoanthropology.
Continuation of Anthropology 348. An in-depth exposure to current topics, controversies, literature, and fossil cast material of human and primate evolution. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. May be counted toward the Area C requirement for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I. Prerequisite: Anthropology 348 or consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Human Evolution.

Topic 2: Primate Anatomy.

Topic 3: Paleomagnetism.

Topic 4: Primate Evolution. Examination of the fossil record for nonhuman primate evolution, including basic concepts of the anatomy, ecology, and systematics of living primates.

350M. Evolution of Primate Behavior.
Mechanisms underlying the evolution of human and nonhuman primate behavior. The reasons and ways primates live in social groups; comparisons between human and nonhuman primates using living primates, fossil remains, and archaeological evidence. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

453. Archaeological Analysis.
Derivation of chronology and cultural information from archaeological data; the role of archaeology in modern life. Two lecture hours and three discussion hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Anthropology 304 or Archaeology 301, and a major in anthropology or archaeology; or consent of instructor.

355K. Contemporary Mexico.
Same as Latin American Studies 324L (Topic 4: Contemporary Mexico). Mexico in the contemporary period and recent past; the political economy of Mexico and its effects on ordinary people, nationalism, the family, and the urban and rural experience; United States-Mexican relations. Anthropology 324L (Topic: Contemporary Mexico) and 355K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

358K. Origin of Complex Societies in South America.
Same as Latin American Studies 324L (Topic 8: Origin of Complex Societies in South America). Review of the antecedents of sedentism and early civilizations in highland and lowland South America, ending with pre-Inca kingdoms in the central Andes. Prerequisite: Anthropology 302.

358L. Inca Society and Peasants of the Andes.
Same as Latin American Studies 324L (Topic 9: Inca Society and Peasants of the Andes). A functional analysis of Inca society, followed by a study of the Andean peasantry over time to the present day. Prerequisite: Anthropology 302.

360K. The Civilization of the Maya.
Same as Latin American Studies 324L (Topic 10: The Civilization of the Maya). Maya prehistory and history: the archaeological record, codices and inscriptions, and Spanish conquest writings. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

361K. The Civilizations of Ancient Mexico.
Same as Latin American Studies 324L (Topic 11: The Civilizations of Ancient Mexico). Mexican cultures from earliest prehistory to the European conquest. Prerequisite: Anthropology 302 or consent of instructor, and six semester hours of any upper-division social science.

662. Field Archaeology.
Two hundred forty hours of fieldwork. Offered in the summer session only. Prerequisite: Anthropology 462M or the equivalent, one geographic area course in archaeology, a major in anthropology or archaeology, or consent of instructor.

362K. Archaeology of Texas and Vicinity.
Cultural history of Texas and neighboring areas, from early prehistoric times to Anglo-American settlements. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

462M. Archaeological Techniques.
Problems in planning, organizing, and carrying out archaeological surveys and excavations. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, and four required Saturday field trips. Prerequisite: Anthropology 453 with a grade of at least C and a major in anthropology or archaeology, or consent of instructor.

366. Anatomy and Biology of the Human Skeleton.
Comprehensive study of the human skeleton, with special attention to methods of identification. One lecture hour and four laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be counted toward the Area C requirement for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I. Prerequisite: Anthropology 301, six semester hours of any upper-division natural or social science, or consent of instructor.

374M. Sociolinguistics.
Same as Linguistics 374M. An in-depth treatment of current interests in sociolinguistic research literature. Subjects include language and gender; social, regional, and ethnic dialects of American English; language use in African American communities; language and identity in a pluralistic society; and language, literacy, and education. Prerequisite: Anthropology 302 or Linguistics 306.

376P, 676P. Research Internship.
Restricted to anthropology majors. Supervised fieldwork in a business or community setting related to the student's career and research interests. Students conduct research and apply anthropological skills to real-world problems. Approximately 150 or 300 hours of fieldwork. May be repeated for credit, but no more than six semester hours may be counted toward the major requirement. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

379. Problems in Anthropology.
Supervised individual research on selected problems in anthropology. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division anthropology and consent of instructor.

679HA. Honors Tutorial Course: Readings.
For honors candidates in anthropology. Individual readings in selected works. Conference course. Prerequisite: Admission to the Anthropology Honors Program.

679HB. Honors Tutorial Course: Thesis.
For honors candidates in anthropology. Conference course. Prerequisite: Anthropology 679HA.

Archaeological Studies Program

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

Archaeology: ARY

Lower-Division Courses

301. Introduction to Archaeological Studies I: Prehistoric Archaeology.
Same as Anthropology 304. Anthropological study of prehistory, from human beginnings to the appearance of written records. Three lecture hours a week or two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester.

302. Introduction to Archaeological Studies II: Classical Archaeology.
Same as Classical Civilization 302K. Introduction to the archaeological study of the Mediterranean world from the beginnings of writing and complex urban civilizations to the fall of Rome. Three class hours a week for one semester.

119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Archaeology.
This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the archaeological studies program. 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.

Upper-Division Course

129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Archaeology.
This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the archaeological studies program. 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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