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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.

Ethnic Studies Program

Center for African and African American Studies

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

African and African American Studies: AFR

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. African and African American Studies 310K and Oriental and African Languages and Literatures 308 may not both be counted.

310L. Introduction to Traditional Africa.
Same as History 311K. Introductory, interdisciplinary course on the peoples and cultures of Africa. African and African American Studies 310L and Oriental and African Languages and Literatures 307 may not both be counted.

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: Black Literature. Same as English 314L (Topic 1: Black Literature). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: English 306.

Topic 2: Music of Black Americans. Same as Music 307 (Topic 1: Music of Black Americans). Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Topic 3: Introduction to Traditional Musics in World Cultures. Art, sacred, and folk traditions of music in the cultures of Asia, Africa, the Pacific, Europe, and the Americas. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one laboratory hour a week as required. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African American Studies 317 (Topic 3), Asian Studies 301M (Topic 2: Introduction to Music in World Cultures), 303M, Music 303M.

Topic 4: Introduction to Popular Music in World Cultures. Popular traditions of music in the cultures of Asia, Africa, the Pacific, Europe, and the Americas. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one laboratory hour a week as required.

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 Study Abroad Office. 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.

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: Black English. Same as Linguistics 325. Black American English: evolution, contemporary styles, comparison with other ethnic dialects; attitudes toward Black English, effects in education, controversy about dialect differences and intellectual abilities. Prerequisite: Linguistics 306 or consent of instructor.

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. African and African American Studies 321 and 374 (Topic: The African Diaspora in the Americas) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

321L. Sociology of Education.
Same as Sociology 321L and Women's 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 320 (Topic: Sociology of Education), 321L, Sociology 321K (Topic: 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. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African American Studies 320 (Topic: Race and Popular American Culture), 321M, Sociology 321K (Topic: Race and Popular American Culture). Prerequisite: For radio-television-film majors, upper-division standing; 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; and consent of instructor; for others, upper-division standing.

322. Introduction to African Prehistory.
Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 7: Introduction to African Prehistory). African and African American Studies 322 and 374 (Topic: Introduction to African Prehistory) may not both be counted. 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). African and African American Studies 323 and 374 (Topic: The Male in African American Culture and Society) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

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

325. Francophone African and Caribbean Literature in Translation.
Same as English 322 (Topic 21: Francophone African and Caribbean Literature in Translation) and French Civilization 349 (Topic 1: Francophone African and Caribbean Literature in Translation). Only one of the following may be counted: African and African American Studies 325, 374 (Topic: Francophone African and Caribbean Literature in Translation), English 349M (Topic 2: Francophone African and Caribbean Literature in Translation). Prerequisite: For English majors, nine semester hours of lower-division English, including English 316K or the equivalent; for others, 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 Study Abroad Office. 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. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African American Studies 345, 374 (Topic: History of East Africa), History 366N (Topic: History of East Africa). 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. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African American Studies 345C, 374 (Topic: History of West Africa), History 366N (Topic: History of West Africa). 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. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African American Studies 358C, 374 (Topic: Sociology of Entrepreneurship), Sociology 321K (Topic: Sociology of Entrepreneurship). Prerequisite: For management majors, Management 335 or 336, with a grade of at least C; or Management 335 and 336 with a grade of at least C in each; for others, none.

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.

365. Politics in Contemporary Africa.
Same as Government 365N (Topic 1: Politics in Contemporary Africa). African and African American Studies 365 and 374 (Topic: Politics in Contemporary Africa) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division 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 consent of the director of the Center for African and African American Studies.

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 Studies 340 (Topic 3: African American Family).

Topic 2: African American Literature through the Harlem Renaissance. Same as English 376M (Topic 1: African American Literature through the Harlem Renaissance). Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of lower-division English, including English 316K or the equivalent.

Topic 3: African American Literature, 1940 to Present. Same as English 376M (Topic 2: African American Literature, 1940 to Present). Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of lower-division English, including English 316K or the equivalent.

Topic 4: Negotiation and Conflict: Slavery in Brazil. Same as History 328R and Latin American Studies 366 (Topic 11: Negotiation and Conflict: Slavery in Brazil). The uncertain institution of slavery that permeated all aspects of social life in Brazil for more than three hundred years; negotiations by masters and slaves to define the terms of their relationship; situations in which conflict became overt and involved force. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 5: States and Peasants. Same as Government 365N (Topic 5: States and Peasants). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division government.

Topic 6: Comparative Racial Politics. Same as Government 370K (Topic 1: Comparative Racial Politics) and Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 7: Comparative Racial Politics). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division 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 9: Black Americans: Sociological Perspectives. Same as Sociology 347K. The position of black people within American society from the era of slavery to the present; analysis of discrimination, prejudice, patterns of intergroup relations, and types of inequality.

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: Nine semester hours of lower-division English, including English 316K or the equivalent.

Topic 13: Contemporary Women Authors. Same as English 370W (Topic 2: Contemporary Women Authors) and Women's Studies 345 (Topic 15: Contemporary Women Authors). Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of lower-division English, including English 316K or the equivalent.

Topic 14: African Cinemas. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 15: Coffee and Slaves. Same as History 350L (Topic 8: Coffee and Slaves) and Latin American Studies 366 (Topic 5: Coffee and Slaves). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

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

Topic 17: African Literature and Film. Same as English 344L (Topic 2: African Literature and Film). Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of lower-division English, including English 316K or the equivalent.

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 19: Slavery and Anti-Slavery in the Age of Revolution. Same as History 350L (Topic 37: Slavery and Anti-Slavery in the Age of Revolution). Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

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.

Center for Mexican American Studies

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

Mexican American Studies: MAS

Lower-Division Courses

310. Chicanos in American Society.
Same as Sociology 309. Introduction to the study of the American character and its bearing on the Chicano experience.

312. 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 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 government.

314. Chicano Literature.
Same as English 314L (Topic 2: Chicano Literature). Introductory course concerned with representative contemporary Chicano writers and genres, such as poetry, prose fiction, and theatre. Prerequisite: English 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. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Ethnicity and Gender: La Chicana. Same as Sociology 308D and Women's 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 Study Abroad Office. 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.

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. Mexican American Studies 320L and 374 (Topic: Texas until 1845) may not both be counted. 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 Study Abroad Office. 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.

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.
Special Topics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. 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: Nine semester hours of lower-division English, including English 316K or the equivalent.

Topic 3: Chicanos: Sociological Perspectives. Same as Sociology 348K. 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. Prerequisite: Sociology 309 or the equivalent, or consent of instructor.

Topic 4: Latino Community Journalism. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 5: Hispanic Literature of the Southwest in Translation. Same as English 322 (Topic 27: Hispanic Literature of the Southwest in Translation) and Spanish 349 (Topic 2: Hispanic Literature of the Southwest in Translation). English 349L (Topic 2: Hispanic Literature of the Southwest in Translation) and Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 5) 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 or 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 7: Mexican/Chicano Music. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 2: Mexican/Chicano Music) and Music 342 (Topic 1: Mexican/Chicano Music). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

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 359 (Topic 1: Hispanic Images and Counterimages). Three lecture hours and one two-hour film screening a week for one semester. 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, 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: Upper-division standing; 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; 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: Upper-division standing; 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; and consent of instructor.

Topic 12: Race Relations. Same as History 352R and Sociology 352M (Topic 2: Race Relations). Lectures on the sociological, economic, and political conditions that historically have made for "race relations" in the United States. History 366N (Topic: Race Relations) and Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 12) may not both be counted. Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

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, 312L, or equivalent language proficiency and consent of instructor.

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 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 government.

Topic 16: Texas, 1914 to the Present. Same as History 320R. 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). Asian Studies 361 (Topic 4: International Communication: Third World Issues) and Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 17) may not both be counted. 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 18: Diversity Newsmagazine. Same as Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 8: Television Field Production: Diversity Newsmagazine) and Radio-Television-Film 366K (Topic 1: Diversity Newsmagazine). A multicultural approach to the production of broadcast-quality minidocumentaries. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with studio hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: For radio-television-film majors, upper-division standing; consent of instructor; the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305, 317, 318, and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film; for others, upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 19: Race Relations: Comparative and Historical Perspective. Same as History 350L (Topic 27: Race Relations: Comparative and Historical Perspective) and Sociology 352M (Topic 6: Race Relations: Comparative and Historical Perspective). A global survey of the formation of complex race situations associated with the European expansion and colonization of the non-European world. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 20: Gender, Culture, and Society in the Southwest, 1320-1848. Same as History 352S and Women's Studies 340 (Topic 9: Gender, Culture, and Society in the Southwest, 1320-1848). Centering gender as a category of historical analysis, and sex as a social category, this course examines the peoples and historical developments in the Southwest from a gendered transhistorical and transcultural perspective from 1320 to 1848. Only one of the following may be counted: History 366N (Topic: Gender on Nineteenth-Century Borderlands), Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 20), 374 (Topic: Gender on Nineteenth-Century Borderlands), Women's Studies 340 (Topic: Gender on Nineteenth-Century Borderlands). Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or 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 or the equivalent.

Topic 22: Mass Media and Minorities. Same as Journalism 359 and 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. 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; 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.

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.

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. Folklore Areas: Selected Topics.

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

English 314L. Introduction to Literature.

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.

Sociology 344. Racial and Ethnic Relations.



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