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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 Linguistics

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

Linguistics: LIN

Lower-Division Courses

306. Introduction to the Study of Language.
Survey of major areas of linguistics: sound systems, grammatical structures, historical development of languages, language families and linguistic universals, dialect differences and their social significance.

312. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Language.
An interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary introduction to the manifold aspects of language. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

315. Speech Science.
Same as Communication Sciences and Disorders 315S. Physiological and acoustical bases of speech production; theories of motor control of speech; laboratory techniques in speech science research.

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

321L. American English.
Same as English 321L. An overview of the historical development of English in the Americas. Attention to regional, social, and ethnic differences, and their implications for public education. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of lower-division English, including English 316K or the equivalent.

322. Gypsy Language and Culture.
Linguistic introduction to Romani; relationship to languages of India; history from 280 BC; modern dialects and international standard language; history and culture as reflected in the language. Only one of the following may be counted: Linguistics 322; Post-Soviet and East European Studies 325 (Topic 1: Gypsy Language and Culture); Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic 1: Gypsy Language and Culture). Prerequisite: Linguistics 306 or consent of instructor.

323L. English as a World Language.
Same as English 323L. An account of the spread of English around the world; national, social, and regional varieties. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of lower-division English, including English 316K or the equivalent.

325. Black English.
Same as African and African American Studies 320 (Topic 1: Black English). 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.

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

340. Automata Theory.
Introduction to the formal study of automata and of related formal languages. Three lecture hours and one laboratory hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Computer Sciences 336 or consent of instructor.

344K. Phonetics: The Production and Perception of Speech Sounds.
Articulation and transcription of speech sounds; distinctive feature systems; physiological and acoustical aspects of phonetics; common phonological processes. Prerequisite: Linguistics 306.

345. Language Change and Language Variation.
Prerequisite: Linguistics 344K.

350. Special Topics in the Study of Language.
Nontechnical examination of social, educational, and political problems to which current linguistic knowledge is relevant. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Language and the Brain. Same as Communication Sciences and Disorders 350. Communication Sciences and Disorders 367 (Topic 1: Language and the Brain) and Linguistics 350 (Topic 1) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

360K. Introduction to English Grammar.
Introduction to the study of the syntactic structure of modern English from the viewpoint of generative grammar. English 360K and Linguistics 360K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

364M. History of the English Language.
Same as English 364M. Development of sounds, forms, and vocabulary of the English language from its origins to the present. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of lower-division English, including English 316K or the equivalent.

372K. Sound Patterns: From Sound to Word.
Methods and principles of analyzing the sound systems of languages. Prerequisite: Linguistics 344K.

372L. Syntax and Semantics: The Structure and Meaning of Utterances.
Methods and principles of describing the syntactic systems of languages. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

373. Topics in Linguistics and Related Disciplines.
Introduction to the study of the areas of linguistics that involve other disciplines, such as sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, mathematical methods in linguistics. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Child Language. Same as Psychology 333P. Examination of theory and research concerning the development of language in the child. Linguistics 373 (Topic 1) and 373 (Topic: Language Acquisition) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; and Psychology 301, 304, or 333D.

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

Topic 3: Language in Culture and Society. Same as Anthropology 325M 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.

Topic 4: Concepts in Judaic Culture. Same as English 379N (Topic 3: Concepts in Judaic Culture), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 341 (Topic 6: Concepts in Judaic Culture), and Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic 1: Concepts in Judaic Culture). Linguistics 373 (Topic 4) and Oriental and African Languages and Literatures 341 (Topic 22: Concepts in Judaic Culture) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of lower-division English, including English 316K or the equivalent.

Topic 5: Sociolinguistics of German-Speaking Society. Same as Germanic Civilization 327E (Topic 3: Sociolinguistics of German-Speaking Society). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 6: The Structure of the German Language. Same as German 369 (Topic 1: The Structure of the German Language). Only one of the following may be counted: German 369 (Topic: German Dialectology), Linguistics 373 (Topic 6), 373 (Topic: German Dialectology). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division German, or fourteen semester hours of lower-division German and six semester hours of linguistics.

Topic 7: Introduction to Cognitive Science. Same as Cognitive Science 360 (Topic 1: Introduction to Cognitive Science) and Philosophy 365 (Topic 2: Introduction to Cognitive Science). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

374M. Sociolinguistics.
Same as Anthropology 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.

379. Conference Course in Linguistics.
Supervised individual study of selected problems in linguistics. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division linguistics.

379H. Honors Tutorial Course.
Supervised individual reading and research in linguistics. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Admission to the Linguistics Honors Program.



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Texas Common Course Numbering System (Appendix A)
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