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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.

Plan II Honors Program

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

Social Science: S S

Lower-Division Course

301. Honors Social Science.
An introduction to the study of the individual, society, or culture using the methods of one of the social sciences. With consent of the director of Plan II, may be repeated once for elective credit. Prerequisite: Admission to the Plan II Honors Program.

Tutorial Course: T C

Lower-Division Courses

301. The Freshman Seminar.
Small-group seminar for first-year students, involving reading, discussion, writing, and oral reporting around a central topic. Several sections are offered each semester, with various topics and instructors. Prerequisite: Admission to the Plan II Honors Program.

603. Composition and Reading in World Literature.
Reading of masterpieces of world literature and intensive training in writing and in critical analysis of literature. Three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Only one of the following may be counted: English 603A, 306, 306Q, Humanities 303, Tutorial Course 603A; only one of the following may be counted: English 603B, 316F, 316K, Tutorial Course 603B. Prerequisite: For 603A, admission to the Plan II Honors Program; for 603B, Tutorial Course 603A.

310. Modes of Reasoning.
Introduction to forms of quantitative reasoning: computer science, game theory, operations research, or statistics and probability. Philosophy 313Q and Tutorial course 310 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Admission to the Plan II Honors Program.

Upper-Division Courses

325. Topics in the Arts and Sciences.
Analysis of various topics within the arts and sciences through reading, research, written reports, and discussion. With consent of the director of Plan II, may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing in Plan II.

125K. Topics in the Arts and Sciences.
Analysis of topics in the arts, sciences, and social sciences through reading, discussion, and lectures. One and one-half lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Some topics are offered on the pass/fail basis only; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing in Plan II.

357. The Junior Seminar.
Seminar sections of about fifteen students. The subjects vary, but in each the attempt is made through careful reading, discussion, and written work to analyze and compare varied approaches to topics of lasting importance. Students must take this course twice with different topics to fulfill degree requirements; with consent of the director of Plan II, a third topic may be taken as an elective. Tutorial Course 357 and 659A may not both be counted; Tutorial Course 357 and 659B may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing in Plan II.

359T. Essay Course.
Directed reading followed by the writing of an essay. Conference course. Tutorial Course 359 and 359T may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Two semesters of Tutorial Course 357 and consent of the director.

660H. Thesis Course.
Directed reading followed by the writing of a substantial essay. Conference course for two semesters. Prerequisite: For 660HA, two semesters of Tutorial Course 357 and consent of the director; for 660HB, Tutorial Course 660HA.

365. Conference Course.
Directed reading and writing on an interdisciplinary topic. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing in Plan II and consent of instructor and the director of Plan II.

165K. Conference Course.
May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing in Plan II and consent of the director of Plan II.

Department of Psychology

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

Psychology: PSY

Lower-Division Courses

301. Introduction to Psychology.
Basic problems and principles of human experience and behavior. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, or the equivalent in independent study.

304. Introduction to Child Psychology.
General introduction to physical, social, and cognitive development from conception onward. Only one of the following may be counted: Psychology 304, 333D, 342. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C.

308. Biopsychology.
Introduction to the biological bases of psychological processes and behavior. Overview of the physiology and anatomy of the nervous system, followed by a survey of brain mechanisms of perception, cognition, learning, and emotion; biological perspectives on drug action and mental disease. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C.

309. Personality.
Research and theory concerning personality structure, dynamics, development, and assessment. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C.

317. Statistical Methods in Psychology.
Recommended for majors who plan to do graduate work in psychology or related fields. Measures of central tendency and variability; statistical inference; correlation and regression. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and a grade point average in psychology of at least 3.00 or consent of instructor.

418. Statistics and Research Design.
Students may not enroll in Psychology 418 more than twice. Survey of statistics, including central tendency, variability and inference, and scientific methodology used in psychological research. Three lecture hours and two discussion hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, Mathematics 302 or a higher-level mathematics course, and a major in psychology.

319K. Social Psychology.
Theory and research on the analysis of human conduct in social settings. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C.

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

323. Perception.
Theory and research in the ways we extract information from the environment. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C.

325K. Advanced Statistics.
Advanced statistical theory and methods for analysis of behavioral sciences data; topics include analysis of variance and covariance, regression, and nonparametric techniques. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C.

326K. Principles of Learning and Conditioning.
Laws of animal and human learning, and the underlying mechanisms. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C.

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

332. Behavioral Neuroscience.
Neuroscientific study of behavioral functions: fundamental structure and function of the human nervous system, sensory systems and perception, motor systems and behavior, motivation and learning, brain disorders and maladaptive behavior. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, Psychology 308 or six semester hours of coursework in biology, and Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C.

333. Comparative Psychology.
The evolution of behavior in the animal series from protozoan to primate. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C.

333D. Introduction to Developmental Psychology.
Physical, social, and cognitive development in humans. Only one of the following may be counted: Psychology 304, 333D, 342; Psychology 333D and Women's Studies 345 (Topic 6: Introduction to Developmental Psychology) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C.

333M. Infant Development.
Examination of genetic and environmental determinants of social, perceptual, and cognitive development in infants from theoretical and research perspectives. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, Psychology 304 or 333D, and Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C.

333N. Cognitive Development.
Overview of the development of thinking from infancy through childhood. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, Psychology 304 or 333D, and Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C.

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

333R. Social Development in Children.
Development of social behavior (for example, sex typing and aggression) and social relationships. Psychology 333R and Women's Studies 345 (Topic 19: Social Development in Children) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, Psychology 304 or 333D, and Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C.

333V. Family Violence.
Examination of the forms of family violence, the effects of violence on children's development, and the causes of and solutions to this problem. Psychology 333V and 341K (Topic: Family Violence) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, Psychology 304 or 333D, and Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C.

334C. Evolution of Human Behavior.
Mechanisms affected by natural selection pressures; ethology, neuroethology, and sociobiology; mating strategies. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C.

334D. Psychology of Human Mating.
Mate selection, sources of conflict, and mating over the life span, studied in the context of evolutionary psychology and sexual selection theory. Psychology 334D and 341K (Topic: Psychology of Human Mating) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C.

334E. Evolutionary Psychology.
Fundamentals of evolutionary psychology, including issues of natural and sexual selection, adaptation, and domain-specific psychological mechanisms. Psychology 334E and 341K (Topic: Evolution of Sex, Status, and Conflict) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C.

337. Psychology of Language.
Consideration of approaches to the study of language, its development in children, and its functioning; important research from psychology and linguistics. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C.

338K. Psychology of Reading.
Theory and research on the reading process and its acquisition. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C.

339. Behavior Problems of Children.
Adjustment difficulties during childhood and adolescence; causation and treatment. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C.

340M. Industrial Psychology.
A general introduction to organizational behavior and issues in industrial/organizational psychology. Topics include organizational structure, selection and placement, leadership, job satisfaction, training, and change. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C.

341K. Selected Topics in Psychology.
Topics of contemporary interest that may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 4: Health Psychology. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C, and six semester hours of upper-division coursework in psychology.

Topic 5: Human Factors. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C, and six semester hours of upper-division coursework in psychology.

Topic 6: Juvenile Delinquency. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C, and six semester hours of upper-division coursework in psychology.

Topic 7: Epidemiology. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C, and six semester hours of upper-division coursework in psychology.

Topic 8: Learning and the Brain. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C, and six semester hours of upper-division coursework in psychology.

Topic 9: Research Contributions of Minority Psychologists. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C, and six semester hours of upper-division coursework in psychology.

Topic 10: The Self. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C, and six semester hours of upper-division coursework in psychology.

Topic 11: Addictive Behaviors. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C, and six semester hours of upper-division coursework in psychology.

343K. Substance Abuse.
Causes of substance abuse: the evolutionary perspective, sex differences, predisposition, biological and cognitive theories; emphasis on food and alcohol. Psychology 341K (Topic: Substance Abuse: Food and Alcohol) and 343K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C.

345. Individual Differences.
Study of genetic and environmental sources of human variability in intelligence, personality, interests. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C.

346K. Psychology of Sex.
Development of sex from genes to human behavior. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C.

350. Motivation.
Theory and research on motivation; biological and social determinants. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C.

350K. Environmental Psychology.
Analysis of the effects of physical settings on human functioning. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C.

352. Abnormal Psychology.
Biological and social factors in the development and treatment of psychopathology. Psychology 352 and 352H may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C.

353K. Psychopharmacology.
The pharmacology and the neurochemical, neurophysiological, and psychological effects of psychoactive drugs, with regard to their use as therapeutic and behavioral research tools. Psychology 353H and 353K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C; three semester hours of coursework in biology are strongly recommended but not required.

355. Cognition.
Theoretical and critical analysis of the development, nature, and function of the thought process. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C.

357. Undergraduate Research.
Supervised research experience. Individual instruction. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and consent of instructor.

458. Experimental Psychology.
For psychology majors planning graduate work in the behavioral sciences. Techniques of psychological research illustrated in a series of laboratory experiments. Two lecture hours and four laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, a major in psychology, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C, and a grade point average of at least 3.00 in psychology courses taken at the University.

158H. Honors Seminar.
Enrollment restricted to students in the Psychology Honors Program. Discussion of current research topics in psychology. One lecture hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C, and consent of the honors adviser.

359. Selected Topics: Readings: Tutorial.
Supervised reading in selected topics of significance; area of intensive study is chosen by the student in consultation with the instructor. Individual instruction. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and consent of instructor.

359H. Honors Research I.
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C, six semester hours of upper-division coursework in psychology, a grade point average of at least 3.50 in psychology courses taken at the University, a University grade point average of at least 3.00, and consent of the honors adviser.

364. Introduction to Clinical Psychology.
Introduction to techniques of assessment and treatment of psychopathology. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C.

365L. Advanced Social Psychology.
Experimental research in social psychology, social influence, decision making, affiliation, risk taking, stress, and other topics. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C, and Psychology 319K.

365M. Cross-Cultural Psychology.
Impact of national culture on social-psychological processes and on the ways people function in multicultural organizations. Psychology 341K (Topic: Cross-Cultural Psychology) and 365M may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C, Psychology 319K, and six semester hours of upper-division coursework in psychology or consent of instructor.

371. Learning Theories and Applications.
Analysis of theory and research in learning. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C.

373K. Behavior Genetics.
Introduction to methods and current research in behavior genetics. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C, and six semester hours of upper-division coursework in psychology.

379H. Honors Research II.
Three class hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C, Psychology 458, 359H, and consent of the honors adviser.

379K. Seminar in Psychology.
A discussion of current psychological research in selected areas. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, Psychology 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C, six semester hours of upper-division coursework in psychology, and consent of instructor.



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