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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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Bachelor of Science in Textiles and Apparel

Option I: Apparel Design and Conservation

This option emphasizes the application of selected principles from the arts, the sciences, and the humanities and provides specialized instruction for professional careers in textiles and clothing. Intended for students planning to enter the apparel industry, the design concentration focuses on fields such as apparel design, pattern making, sample making, and fashion coordination. Careers related to the conservation concentration include textile and apparel museum positions, conservation, laboratory work, preservation, and exhibition of textiles and apparel.

Prescribed Work

  1. Nine semester hours of English, including English 306 and 316K. In addition to the specified hours of English, in taking courses to fulfill other degree requirements, the student must complete two courses certified as having a substantial writing component; one of these courses must be upper-division. If the writing requirement is not fulfilled by courses specified for the degree, the student must fulfill it either with electives or with coursework taken in addition to the number of hours required for the degree. Courses with a substantial writing component are identified in the Course Schedule.

  2. Students who enter the University with fewer than two high school units in a single foreign language must take the first two semesters in a language without degree credit to remove their language deficiency.

  3. Six semester hours of American government, including Texas government; six hours of American history; six hours of lower-division coursework in anthropology, economics, psychology, or sociology; and six hours of upper-division coursework in American studies, anthropology, folklore, psychology, or sociology. Students specializing in conservation must take six hours of anthropology in fulfilling this requirement.

  4. Three semester hours of mathematics beyond Mathematics 301. Algebra courses at the level of Mathematics 301 may not be counted toward the total number of hours required for the degree. Students in the conservation specialization must complete Mathematics 304E or 305G.

  5. Three semester hours in chemistry, microbiology, or physics, and the following coursework:

    1. For the apparel design specialization: Chemistry 313N, 113P, and Zoology 312.

    2. For the conservation specialization: Chemistry 301, 302, 204, 610A, and a one-semester organic chemistry laboratory.

  6. Accounting 311; two of the following courses: Marketing 337, Management 325, 336, 337; and either Management Information Systems 310 or a three-semester-hour course in statistics. Suggested statistics courses are Educational Psychology 371, Mathematics 316, and Statistics 309.

  7. Three semester hours of art studio (for the apparel design specialization) or Art History 303 (for the conservation specialization), and nine semester hours of upper-division coursework in art history, museum courses, or studio art.

  8. No fewer than forty-six but no more than forty-eight semester hours in the Department of Human Ecology, including:

    1. Human Ecology 322.

    2. Textiles and Apparel 319.

    3. Textiles and Apparel 205, 105L, 325L, 325M, 260L, 260M, and 352D.

    4. Six or seven semester hours chosen from Textiles and Apparel 212K, 212L, 316L, and 316Q.

    5. Twelve semester hours chosen from Textiles and Apparel 315K, 126 and 226L, 164K (Topic 1: Flat Pattern) and 264L (Topic 1: Flat Pattern), 164K (Topic 2: Draping) and 264L (Topic 2: Draping), 164K (Topic 3: Advanced Apparel Design) and 264L (Topic 3: Advanced Apparel Design), and 355. Students in the apparel design specialization must complete topics 1, 2, and 3 of Textiles and Apparel 164K and 264L.

    6. Six semester hours chosen from Textiles and Apparel 327, 355 (Topic: Computer-Aided Design), 355N, and 376.

    Information is available in the department advising office about the courses that are recommended for each specialization.

    Eighteen hours of the coursework used to fulfill this requirement must be completed in residence at the University.

  9. Thirty-six semester hours of upper-division coursework, of which at least eighteen must be within and at least twelve must be outside the Department of Human Ecology.

  10. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 semester hours.

Special Requirements

The student must fulfill the University-wide graduation requirements given in chapter 1 and the college requirements given in this chapter. He or she must also make a grade of at least C in each course used to fulfill requirements 7 and 8 of the prescribed work above.

Order and Choice of Work

The student should consult the faculty adviser each semester about order and choice of work and balancing the laboratory load. Students should also check prerequisite requirements carefully.

Option II: Retail Merchandising

This option emphasizes the application of selected principles from the arts, the sciences, and the humanities and provides specialized instruction for professional careers in merchandising. It is designed for students planning to enter careers in merchandising.

Option II includes a nine-semester-hour field experience program, the Retail Merchandising Internship Program, normally taken during the fall or spring semester of the student's senior year. The student must apply for admission to the program the semester before he or she plans to enter it; materials, information about deadlines, and directions for application are available from the Department of Human Ecology. The student must complete Textiles and Apparel 376 the semester before participating in the program.

Admission to the field experience program is limited and is subject to the approval of an admissions panel. The panel may deny a student admission to the program if the student fails to maintain a strong academic record, to complete the prerequisite course requirements for the field experience program, or successfully to complete competitive interviews with representatives from participating retail establishments. Since space in the program is limited, the student's participation may also be postponed.

Prescribed Work

  1. Nine semester hours of English, including English 306 and 316K. In addition to the specified hours of English, in taking courses to fulfill other degree requirements, the student must complete two courses certified as having a substantial writing component; one of these courses must be upper-division. If the writing requirement is not fulfilled by courses specified for the degree, the student must fulfill it either with electives or with coursework taken in addition to the number of hours required for the degree. Courses with a substantial writing component are identified in the Course Schedule.

  2. Students who enter the University with fewer than two high school units in a single foreign language must take the first two semesters in a language without degree credit to remove their language deficiency.

  3. Six semester hours of American government, including Texas government; six semester hours of American history; six semester hours of economics; and three semester hours of psychology, sociology, or anthropology.

  4. Mathematics 403K and three semester hours of computer sciences or statistics. Suggested statistics courses are Educational Psychology 371, Mathematics 316, Psychology 317, and Statistics 309. Algebra courses at the level of Mathematics 301 or the equivalent may not be counted toward the total number of hours required for the degree. Students who enter the University with fewer than three units of high school mathematics at the level of Algebra I or higher must take Mathematics 301 or 304E without degree credit to remove their deficiency.

  5. Chemistry 313N and 113P; six semester hours of biological science; and three additional semester hours in chemistry, physics, microbiology, or physical science.

  6. Art History 301.

  7. Accounting 311; Marketing 337; Advertising 318J or Marketing 338; and Speech 305 or 319.

  8. Six additional semester hours of upper-division business.

  9. No fewer than forty-six but no more than forty-eight semester hours in the Department of Human Ecology, including Human Ecology 322 and 361; Textiles and Apparel 319; Textiles and Apparel 205, 105L, 212K, 212L, 315K, either 316L or 316Q, 352M, 355P, 260L, 260M, and 376; nine semester hours chosen from Textiles and Apparel 325L, 325M, 126 and 226L, 327, 328, 355K, 355N, and 164K and 264L; and three semester hours chosen from courses in child development, family relationships, food science, food systems management, or nutrition. Eighteen of these semester hours must be completed in residence at the University.

  10. Thirty-six semester hours of upper-division coursework, of which at least eighteen must be within and at least twelve must be outside the Department of Human Ecology.

  11. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 semester hours.

Special Requirements

The student must fulfill the University-wide graduation requirements given in chapter 1 and the college requirements given in this chapter. He or she must also make a grade of at least C in each course used to fulfill requirements 4, 7, and 9 of the prescribed work above. Moreover, each student must earn a grade of at least C in the following courses prior to the field experience program: Textiles and Apparel 205, 105L, 316L or 316Q, and 319, Marketing 337, Marketing 338 or Advertising 318J, Accounting 311, Mathematics 403K, statistics or computer sciences, and Speech 305 or 319.

Order and Choice of Work

The student should confer with the faculty adviser each semester regarding order and choice of work and balancing the laboratory load. Students should check prerequisite requirements carefully. The nine-semester-hour retail merchandising internship must be planned for the senior year, and Textiles and Apparel 376 must be taken the preceding semester. The internship courses are Textiles and Apparel 315K, 352M, and 355P.

Bachelor of Science in Zoology

The Department of Zoology has two undergraduate programs: a thirty-semester-hour major for the Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science in Zoology degree. These degree programs are intended to accommodate the diversity of student interests and needs in the biological sciences.

The Bachelor of Science in Zoology degree program is designed for highly qualified students who anticipate entering a graduate program.

Prescribed Work

  1. English 306 and 316K. In addition, in taking courses to fulfill other degree requirements, the student must complete two courses certified as having a substantial writing component; one of these courses must be upper-division. If the writing requirement is not fulfilled by courses specified for the degree, the student must fulfill it either with electives or with coursework taken in addition to the number of hours required for the degree. Courses with a substantial writing component are identified in the Course Schedule.

  2. Courses 506 and 507 (or the equivalent) in a single foreign language, and a three-semester-hour course in the same language for which 507 or the equivalent is a prerequisite; or as much of this coursework as required by the student's score on the appropriate language placement test. For students who enter the University with fewer than two high school units in a single foreign language, the first two semesters in a language may not be counted toward the total number of hours required for the degree.

  3. Six semester hours of American history.

  4. Six semester hours of American government, including Texas government.

  5. Mathematics 408C and 408D. Algebra courses at the level of Mathematics 301 or the equivalent may not be counted toward the total number of hours required for the degree. Students who enter the University with fewer than three units of high school mathematics at the level of Algebra I or higher must take Mathematics 301 or 304E without degree credit to remove their deficiency.

  6. Chemistry 301, 302, 204, and either 610A, 610B, and 210C, or 618A, 118K, 618B, and 118L; and eight semester hours of physics: either Physics 302K, 302L, 102M, and 102N or 317K, 317L, 117M, and 117N.

  7. Three semester hours in anthropology, economics, geography, linguistics, psychology, or sociology; and three semester hours in architecture, art (including art history, design, studio art, visual art studies), classics (including classical civilization, Greek, Latin), fine arts, music (including music, instruments, ensemble), philosophy (excluding courses in logic), or theatre and dance.

  8. Thirty-six semester hours in the biological sciences, including Biology 302, 303, and 304 and at least twenty-four hours of upper-division coursework in zoology. The zoology courses must include at least one from each of the following areas:

    1. Cell biology: Zoology 320, or 326K and 326L.

    2. Developmental biology: Zoology 321.

    3. Genetics: Zoology 325 (taken alone or concurrently with Zoology 325L).

    4. Structure/function of whole organisms and phylogeny: Zoology 432, 333, 436, 442C, 346, or 453.

    5. Physiology: Zoology 351; 361K; or 365L and 365N, preferably with 265P; or 371L and 365N, preferably with 265P.

    6. Ecology: Zoology 440, 354, 357, 369, 370C (Topic: Behavioral Ecology), or 370K.

    At least four courses in the Division of Biological Sciences must include laboratory work. Of these four laboratory courses, two must be in zoology and only one may be lower-division. The laboratory courses must be chosen from Biology 205, 206, 208, Botany 323L, 331, Microbiology 368, Zoology 325L, 432, 333, 436, 440, 442C, 346, 453, 265P, and 369.

  9. Twelve additional semester hours of coursework in science, of which no more than three may be in the departments in the Division of Biological Sciences. Science courses outside the College of Natural Sciences may be counted with the approval of the undergraduate adviser. A course may not be used to fulfill this requirement if it cannot be counted toward major requirements in the department that offers it. A course in statistics is strongly recommended.

  10. At least thirty-six semester hours of upper-division coursework must be completed in residence at the University. Of these, at least eighteen semester hours must be in zoology, including one course in each of the six areas listed in requirement 8 above.

  11. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 128 semester hours.

Special Requirements

The student must fulfill the University-wide graduation requirements given in chapter 1 and the college requirements given in this chapter. He or she must also make a grade of at least C in each course in biological science used to fulfill requirement 8 of the prescribed work above.



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