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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.

ROTC Courses

Department of Air Force Science

The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) was activated at the University of Texas in September, 1947. The program is elective and is designed to commission career-oriented officers to meet specific Air Force requirements. The AFROTC objective is to place on active duty lieutenants who demonstrate dedication to their assignments, willing acceptance of responsibility, critical and creative thinking, and the ability to speak and write effectively. Outstanding students may be designated as Distinguished Graduates, thus enhancing their opportunity for later appointment in the Regular Air Force. All graduates are commissioned as officers in the Air Force Reserve. All cadets who are commissioned through AFROTC, except those who enter into flying training, are required to serve a four-year tour of active duty. Navigators are required to serve a six-year tour and pilots are required to serve an eight-year tour after earning an aeronautical rating. Graduate education is also possible under the auspices of the Air Force while on active duty.

A wide variety of extracurricular activity is available through AFROTC. Intramural athletics, parades, ceremonies, parties, dinners, picnics, field trips to Air Force installations, and membership in national military societies are typical examples.

AFROTC courses are taught by Air Force officers and are approved for college credit toward the cadet's degree program in amounts determined by the college concerned. Students may choose a four-year or a two-year program.

AFROTC scholarships are available to selected cadets. These scholarships, available to freshmen, sophomores, and first-semester juniors, are for two to four years; they cover full tuition costs, laboratory expenses, and incidental fees and provide an allowance for textbooks and a monthly stipend of $150. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of overall merit, with particular attention paid to academic achievement. Established academic standards must be maintained in order to retain the scholarships. Other scholarships are also available for upper-division cadets. For additional information, contact the chairman of the department.

Department of Air Force Science courses are designed to prepare selected students for a commission in the United States Air Force through the AFROTC program. Students who do not hold AFROTC scholarships may take lower-division courses with no military obligation. Scholarship students and selected students who elect to take upper-division courses do so on contract and, upon graduation and commissioning, enter active duty in the Air Force.

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

Air Force Science: AFS

Lower-Division Courses (General Military Courses)

000. Leadership Laboratory.
Various leadership techniques, including drill and ceremonies, customs and courtesies, and uniform standards. Two laboratory hours a week for one semester.

202K. The Air Force Today I.
Introductory course exploring the overall roles and missions of the United States Air Force and career fields available in the Air Force. Emphasis on military customs and courtesies, appearance standards, Air Force core values, and written communication. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. Air Force Science 402A and 202K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Air Force Science 000.

202L. The Air Force Today II.
Continuation of Air Force Science 202K, with an introduction to American military history and emphasis on personal communication. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. Air Force Science 402B and 202L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Air Force Science 000.

211K. The Air Force Way I.
Key historical events and milestones in the development of air power as a primary instrument of United States national security. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. Air Force Science 411A and 211K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Air Force Science 000.

211L. The Air Force Way II.
Basic tenets of leadership and ethical behavior. Interweaves study of Air Force core values and competencies with history of events and leaders in United States air power. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. Air Force Science 411B and 211L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Air Force Science 000.

Upper-Division Courses (Professional Officer Courses)

321. Leadership and Management I.
Strategies in written and oral communication for influence and control, with emphasis on Air Force formats. Survey of leadership concepts; introduction to quality principles and practices. Air Force Science 620A and 321 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Air Force Science 202K (or 402A), 202L (or 402B), 211K (or 411A), and 211L (or 411B); concurrent enrollment in Air Force Science 030; and a four- or six-week field training course or equivalent ROTC or military training.

322. Leadership and Management II.
Practical application of ideas about quality to a group project. Advanced written and oral communication skills, focusing on refining each student's style. Discussion and case studies on military ethics and leadership. Air Force Science 620B and 322 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Air Force Science 321 and concurrent enrollment in Air Force Science 030.

030. Leadership Laboratory.
Leadership laboratory course for upper-division students. Further development of leadership skills through leadership positions within the cadet corps. Includes training of freshman and sophomore students as well as a practicum in Air Force unit operation. Two laboratory hours a week for one semester.

331. National Security Forces in Contemporary American Society.
Evolution of the military role in a democratic society, with emphasis on the policy formulation process and competing values, organizations, and forces in both domestic and international environments. Study of various regions and their military capabilities and defense, joint, and Air Force doctrine. Air Force Science 331 and 666A may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Air Force Science 321 and 322 (or 620A and 620B) and concurrent enrollment in Air Force Science 030.

332. Current Issues and Preparation for Active Duty.
Acculturation to active duty. Includes study of the evolution and jurisdiction of military law, officership, and current Air Force issues. Air Force Science 332 and 666B may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Air Force Science 331 (or 666A) and concurrent enrollment in Air Force Science 030.

Department of Military Science

The Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) was established at the University of Texas in September, 1947. As a senior division unit, it is designed to provide a course of military instruction that will permit qualified students to prepare themselves for commissions as reserve second lieutenants while they pursue other academic courses leading to baccalaureate or advanced degrees from the University.

Upon being commissioned a second lieutenant, each student has the opportunity to serve in the active Army, Army Reserve, or National Guard.

The Army ROTC program, in addition to providing a basic foundation in military subjects, is designed to develop the highest qualities of leadership, character, and citizenship through the wide variety of extracurricular activities it sponsors. Such activities include parades, ceremonies, social events, a Ranger unit, and intramural athletic teams.

The Army ROTC program is normally a four-year program divided into a basic course and an advanced course. The basic course is conducted during the first two years and the advanced course during the last two years. Students incur no military obligation until they enter the advanced course. Certain students may qualify for advanced placement in the program based on previous military training in Junior ROTC, a service academy, active duty in a military service, credit for other college courses, or completion of a special six-week summer camp, normally between the sophomore and the junior year.

The Department of the Army has determined that a need exists for all Army ROTC cadets to have a demonstrated proficiency in selected disciplines. These courses are called Professional Military Education (PME) and must be completed prior to graduation. A list of courses that fulfill PME requirements is available from the chairman of the Department of Military Science.

Two-, three-, and four-year scholarship programs are offered to selected cadets. The four-year scholarship program is controlled by the Department of the Army, and applicants must apply while in high school. The remaining programs are administered through the Department of Military Science.

Scholarship students receive $150 a month for up to ten months for each year of their scholarship. The scholarship pays for required tuition, fees, and laboratory expenses, and provides an allowance each semester for books. Nonscholarship students receive only the $150 a month during the advanced course. For additional information, contact the chairman of the department.

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

Military Science: M S

Lower-Division Courses

000. Leadership Laboratory.
Open only to students in associated military science courses. Leadership responsibilities for planning, coordination, execution, and evaluation of training and other activities. Self-confidence and team-building leadership skills that can be applied throughout life. One and one-half laboratory hours a week for one semester. Required of all military science students. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in another military science course.

201. Basic Military Science I-A.
Designed to increase self-confidence through team study and activities in basic drill, physical fitness, rappelling, leadership reaction course, first aid, making presentations, and basic marksmanship. Fundamental concepts of leadership in a profession. One two-hour lecture/practice session a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Military Science 000.

203. Basic Military Science I-B.
Principles of effective leading. Designed to reinforce self-confidence through participation in physically and mentally challenging exercises with upper-division ROTC students. Communication skills that improve individual performance and group interaction. Relationship of organizational ethical values to the effectiveness of a leader. One two-hour lecture/practice session a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Military Science 000.

210. Basic Military Science II-A.
Ethics-based leadership skills designed to develop individual abilities and contribute to effective team-building. Focus on oral presentations, writing concisely, planning of events, coordination of group efforts, advanced first aid, land navigation, and basic military tactics. Fundamentals of ROTC's Leadership Assessment Program. Two lecture/practice hours a week for one semester, and a weekend field training exercise. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Military Science 000.

212. Basic Military Science II-B.
Introduction to individual and team aspects of military tactics in small-unit operations. Includes use of radio communications, making safety assessments, movement techniques, planning for team safety/security, and methods of pre-execution checks. Practical exercises with upper-division ROTC students. Techniques for training others as an aspect of continued leadership development. Two lecture/practice hours a week for one semester, and a weekend field training exercise. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Military Science 000.

Upper-Division Courses

320. Advanced Military Science III-A.
Series of practical opportunities to lead small groups, receive personal assessments and encouragement, and lead again in situations of increasing complexity. Use of small-unit defensive tactics and opportunities to plan and conduct training for lower-division students. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Military Science 000 and approval of departmental representative.

420K. Advanced Military Science III-B.
Continued study of methods covered in Military Science 320. Students analyze tasks; prepare written or oral guidance for team members to accomplish tasks; delegate tasks and supervise; plan for and adapt to the unexpected in organizations under stress; examine and apply lessons from leadership case studies; examine the importance of ethical decision making in enhancing team performance. Four lecture/practice hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Military Science 000 and approval of departmental representative.

375. Advanced Military Science IV-A.
Students plan, conduct, and evaluate activities of the ROTC cadet organization; articulate goals and put plans into action to attain them; assess organizational cohesion and develop strategies to improve it; and apply various Army policies and programs. Focus on leadership and resource management skills. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Military Science 000 and approval of departmental representative.

375K. Advanced Military Science IV-B.
Continued study of methods covered in Military Science 375. Students identify and resolve ethical dilemmas and examine aspects of tradition and law as they relate to leading as an officer in the Army. Activities designed to help students refine their counseling and motivating techniques and prepare for a future as an Army lieutenant. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Military Science 000 and approval of departmental representative.

379. Advanced Military Science V-A.
Advanced study and research on historic and contemporary military subjects and events. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Military Science 000.

379K. Advanced Military Science V-B.
Advanced study and research on historic and contemporary military subjects and events. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Military Science 000.

Department of Naval Science

The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) was established at the University of Texas in September, 1940, to offer naval science courses necessary to qualify University students for commissions in the United States Navy or Marine Corps.

Qualified students may apply for the four-year or two-year Navy-Marine Scholarship Program or college program (nonscholarship) and earn a commission in the Navy or Marine Corps.

NROTC scholarship students are appointed midshipmen, United States Naval Reserve, by the Secretary of the Navy, and granted the compensation and benefits authorized by law. While students attend the University, the Navy pays tuition, cost of textbooks, fees of instructional nature, and a subsistence allowance of $150 a month during the academic year. During drill periods and summer training periods, midshipmen wear government-furnished uniforms. Scholarships are obtained by applying to a naval recruiting station before December 1 of each year or to the Department of Naval Science after the first semester of enrollment in the college program. For additional information, contact the chairman of the department.

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

Naval Science: N S

Lower-Division Courses

000. Drill.
One laboratory hour a week for one semester.

302. Introduction to Naval Science.
A general introduction to sea power and the naval service, including the mission, organization, regulations, warfare components, and personnel programs.

603. Naval Ships Systems I and II.
Introduction to types, structures, and purposes of naval ships and weapons systems. Three lecture hours a week for two semesters.

312. Sea Power and Maritime Affairs.
A consideration of the influence of sea power, naval history, and maritime affairs on current events and national policy. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Upper-Division Courses

326. Evolution of Warfare.
Explores the forms of warfare employed by great leaders in history as they relate to the evolution of warfare. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

329. Navigation and Naval Operations I.
An introduction to piloting, a survey of navigational aids, and a study of the Rules of the Nautical Road.

030. Leadership and Management II.
Duties and responsibilities of a junior officer; principles of leadership reinforced through case studies. Two lecture hours a week for one semester.

362. Amphibious Warfare.
Defines the concept of amphibious warfare, explores its doctrinal origins, and traces its evolution as an element of naval policy during the twentieth century.

369. Navigation and Naval Operations II.
Study of the celestial sphere and nautical astronomy to determine positions on the earth by mathematical analysis, and an introduction to relative motion and the maneuvering board.



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Texas Common Course Numbering System (Appendix A)
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