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Elementary Academic Specializations

Art

Twenty-four semester hours, consisting of

  1. Studio Art 301K, 301L, 302K, and 302L.
  2. Visual Art Studies 241C, 141D, 261C, and 161D.
  3. Three semester hours of upper-division coursework in studio art, visual art studies, or art history.
  4. Three semester hours chosen from Art History 301, 302, and 303.

Biology

Twenty to twenty-two semester hours, consisting of

  1. Biology 302, 303, and 304.
  2. At least two semester hours chosen from Biology 205, 206, 208, Botany 308, 419, Marine Science 307, Microbiology 226 and 129K, Zoology 314K, 316K, and 317.
  3. Science 360 (Topic 1: Life Science).
  4. Six semester hours of upper-division coursework chosen from cellular and molecular biology, genetics and evolution, systematics and environmental biology, and physiological and developmental biology.

Earth Science

Eighteen semester hours, consisting of

  1. At least nine semester hours chosen from Geology 401, 302D, 302E, 302K, 303, 404C or 405, 307, and 416M.
  2. Geology 360K or Science 360 (Topic 2: Earth Science).
  3. Six semester hours of upper-division coursework chosen from Astronomy 367M or Physical Science 367M, Geology 320L, 335, 360L, 367K, Meteorology 320, 376, and other courses approved by the science adviser.

English

Twenty-one semester hours, consisting of

  1. English 306, 316K, and three additional semester hours of lower-division English.
  2. Three semester hours of upper-division English, in either a single- or dual-author course or a literary period or survey course.
  3. Three semester hours of upper-division English, in either a literary genre or theme course or a comparative or interdisciplinary course.
  4. Three semester hours of upper-division English, in either a language or a writing course.
  5. Three additional semester hours in English.

French

Twenty-five semester hours, consisting of

  1. French 506; 507; 312K; and 312L, 312M, 312N, or an equivalent lower-division course.
  2. French 320E; and French 340C, 340P, or 340T.
  3. Three additional semester hours of upper-division French.

Geography

Twenty-one semester hours, consisting of

  1. Geography 301C or 301K, 303K or 305, 315 or 337, 320K or 325, and 324 or 333.
  2. Six semester hours, three of which must be upper-division, in non - United States regional geography.

German

Twenty-five semester hours, consisting of

  1. German 506, 507 or 508K, 312K, 312L or 310, 328, and 356.
  2. Three additional semester hours of upper-division coursework in German literature or culture.

History

Twenty-one semester hours, consisting of

  1. History 309K, 309L, 315K, and 315L.
  2. Three semester hours of upper-division coursework in United States history.
  3. Three semester hours chosen from History 320L, 320P, and 320R.
  4. Three semester hours of upper-division coursework in non-European, non - United States history.

Kinesiology

Nineteen semester hours, consisting of

  1. Kinesiology 119 (Topic: Conditioning: Basic Core Course) and one semester hour chosen from kinesiology core topics in ballroom dance, basketball, gymnastics, swimming, tennis, and volleyball.
  2. Three semester hours chosen from Kinesiology 119 basic skills topics.
  3. Two semester hours chosen from Kinesiology 219D, 219S, and 219T.
  4. Kinesiology 310, 321M, 324K or 335, and 375.
Proficiency is required in three of the following areas of human movement: ballroom dance, basketball, gymnastics, swimming, tennis, and volleyball. One of these areas is covered by the required Kinesiology 119 core course, but students must demonstrate proficiency in two additional areas. Proficiency in each area may be demonstrated by passing skill tests and written tests or by earning a collegiate letter; information about skill and written tests is available from the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education. Students unable to demonstrate such proficiency must complete a basic core topic of Kinesiology 119 without degree credit in each area of deficiency.

Life/Earth Science

Twenty-four semester hours, consisting of

  1. Twelve semester hours of biological sciences and earth science, consisting of nine hours in one of these areas and three hours in the other, chosen from Astronomy 367M or Physical Science 367M, Biology 302, 303, 304, Botany 308, 419, Geology 401, 302D, 302K, 303, 405, 307, 335, Marine Science 307, Meteorology 320, Microbiology 226 and 129K, Zoology 314K, 316K, and 317.
  2. Science 360 (Topic 1: Life Science) and either Geology 360K or Science 360 (Topic 2: Earth Science).
  3. Six additional semester hours of biological science or earth science, three of which must be upper-division.

Mathematics

Twenty-three semester hours, consisting of

  1. Mathematics 305G, 408C, 408D, and 333L.
  2. Nine semester hours chosen from Mathematics 311, 325K, 328K, 360K, 360M, and appropriate topics of Mathematics 175, 275, 375, 475.

Music

Eighteen to twenty-one semester hours, consisting of

  1. Music 302L, 606 or 313, 354, and 354D.
  2. Six semester hours chosen from Music 334, 338, 341, 342, and 343J.

Physical Science

Twenty-four semester hours, consisting of

  1. Physical Science 303 and 304.
  2. Nine semester hours, including six in one science, chosen from Astronomy 301, 302, 307, 309, 309N, 309R, 309T, Astronomy 367M or Physical Science 367M, Chemistry 301, 302, 204, 304K, 305, 313N, 113P, Physics 302K and 102M, and 302L and 102N.
  3. Science 360 (Topic 3: Physical Science).
  4. Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in chemistry, physical science, or physics.

Russian

Twenty-five semester hours, consisting of Russian 506, 507, 312K, 312L, 320K, 324, and 330.

Spanish

Twenty-five semester hours, consisting of

  1. Either Spanish 506 and 507 or 508K, and either Spanish 312K and 312L or 612.
  2. Spanish 328 and either 326K or 326L; or Spanish 322K and three semester hours chosen from Spanish 325K, 325L, and 341K.
  3. Three additional semester hours of upper-division Spanish; Spanish 327 is recommended.

Special Education

Twenty-four semester hours, consisting of

  1. Applied Learning and Development 322 and 326.
  2. Special Education 366, 372, 675, 376, and 377.

Speech

Twenty-one semester hours, consisting of

  1. Speech 305, 305K, 310K, and 313.
  2. Six semester hours chosen from Speech 334K, 342K, 350K, 352, 355K, 358, 362K, 365K, and 370L.
  3. Speech 332 or 332K.

Theatre Arts

Eighteen semester hours, consisting of

  1. Theatre and Dance 301, 303, 326, 326C, and 326D.
  2. Three semester hours chosen from Theatre and Dance 317C, 317D, 326, topics of 356T, and other theatre and dance courses approved by the drama education adviser.

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

The degree program in kinesiology offers two majors: kinesiology, and health promotion and fitness. The field of kinesiology consists of biomechanical, physiological, psychological, and sociocultural approaches to the study of movement. The kinesiology major is designed for students interested in studying human movement as a background for teacher certification in physical education, graduate study in sport and exercise sciences, or future study in movement-related areas such as physical therapy. The health promotion and fitness major is designed for students pursuing professional opportunities in wellness, health promotion, disease prevention, and fitness rehabilitation; it does not lead to teacher certification.

A total of at least 130 semester hours of credit, forty-two of which must be upper-division, is required for the degree. The curriculum for the degree has three components: (a) the basic education requirements, fifty-eight semester hours of coursework in arts and sciences; (b) a major course of study, with the number of specified hours varying with the major chosen; and (c) electives.

Basic Education Requirements

The basic education requirements below apply to both majors leading to the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree. However, each major calls for specific courses to meet one or more of the basic education requirements; these modifications are given under the headings for the majors below.

Area A: English, Writing, Foreign Language

  1. English: English 306 and 316K.

  2. Writing: In addition to the specified English courses, the student must complete six semester hours in courses certified as having a substantial writing component. These courses are identified in the Course Schedule. At least three of these six semester hours, either in English or in another subject, must be at the upper-division level.

  3. Foreign language: All beginning students entering the College of Education must have completed two years in a single foreign language in high school. In addition, students must demonstrate proficiency in a single foreign language equivalent to that shown by completion of the second college semester in the language; proficiency is usually shown by earning credit for language courses 506 and 507 or the equivalent. Students who enter the University with fewer than two high school units in a single foreign language must take the two college semesters in a language without degree credit to remove their language deficiency. Prospective Texas teachers are strongly encouraged to take Spanish to fulfill the language requirement.

    Although the foreign language requirement is the attainment of a certain proficiency rather than the completion of a specified number of hours, the courses taken to gain this proficiency are not electives and may not be taken on the pass/fail basis. Any part of the requirement may be fulfilled by credit by examination.

    To achieve proficiency as rapidly as possible, qualified students are urged to take the intensive foreign language study program. Information about this program is available from the appropriate language department. Courses used to fulfill the foreign language requirement must be language courses; literature-in-translation courses, for example, may not be counted.

    College of Education students may substitute nine semester hours in specific multicultural courses for the foreign language requirement. This program is open only to students who have completed two years of a single foreign language in high school. Acceptable substitute courses are

    1. Applied Learning and Development 327.
    2. Three semester hours chosen from Applied Learning and Development 323, 324, 325, Anthropology 325M, Curriculum and Instruction 371 (Topic 13: Applied Linguistics and Methods in English as a Second Language), and Linguistics 306.
    3. Three semester hours chosen from African and African American Studies 301, Mexican American Studies 310, 318, Sociology 344, 347K, and other multicultural courses approved in the student dean's office, George I. Sanchez Building 216.

    Applied Learning and Development 324 and 325 may not be counted toward both the foreign language substitution and the prescribed work in applied learning and development.

Area B: Social Sciences

  1. History 315K and 315L, or six semester hours in other United States history courses that fulfill the legislative requirement described in chapter 1.
  2. Government 310L and 312L.
  3. Psychology 301.
  4. Three semester hours in anthropology, economics, geography, linguistics, or sociology.

Area C: Mathematics and Natural Sciences

  1. Three semester hours of mathematics. Kinesiology majors must complete either Mathematics 305G or coursework in calculus. Health promotion and fitness majors may choose any mathematics course, excluding Mathematics 301.
  2. Biology 302 and Zoology 316K or 365L.
  3. Six semester hours of chemistry.
  4. Three additional semester hours chosen from astronomy, biological sciences, chemistry, computer applications, computer sciences, geology, mathematics, physical science, physics, experimental psychology, physical anthropology, physical geography, and history of science and philosophy of science.
No more than nine semester hours in one field may be counted toward fulfillment of the mathematics and natural sciences requirement. At least one laboratory course must be taken as part of the science requirement if teacher certification is desired.

Area D: General Culture

  1. Three semester hours in architecture, art (including art history, design, studio art, visual art studies), classics (including classical civilization, Greek, Latin), drama, fine arts, music (including music, instruments, ensemble), philosophy (excluding courses in logic), or theatre and dance.
  2. Three semester hours in speech, emphasizing oral language proficiency.

Major Requirements

Kinesiology

Students who have completed a major in kinesiology, with additional coursework, may be entitled to teach in grades six through twelve, while those who add the all-level option may be entitled to teach in grades one through twelve. Those who wish to add teacher certification to the major must meet the additional basic education requirements outlined under "Secondary School Teacher Certification" and the requirements for kinesiology either as one of two teaching fields or as an all-level field.

For the major in kinesiology, students must complete

  1. The basic education requirements given above for the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology.
  2. Prescribed work in the area of specialization
    1. Major: Thirty-two semester hours, consisting of two semester hours chosen from topics of Kinesiology 119; Kinesiology 321L or 321M, 324K, 325K, 326K, and 335; three semester hours in psychosocial foundations chosen from Kinesiology 330, 333, 352K (Topic: Physical Aging in America), 352K (Topic: Sociological Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity), 352K (Topic 3: Women and Sport), 366, 370K (Topic: Social and Cultural Foundations of Health); and twelve additional semester hours in kinesiology, six of which must be upper-division. No more than six semester hours may be selected from Kinesiology 127L, 227L, 327L, and 627L.
    2. Minor: Eighteen semester hours, nine of which are upper-division, in one subject outside the major approved by the undergraduate adviser. Those interested in teacher certification should use professional development courses as the minor. No more than six semester hours may be counted both toward the minor and toward the basic education requirements.

Health Promotion and Fitness

Students who have completed a health promotion and fitness major may seek positions in a number of nonschool professions involving wellness, fitness, rehabilitation, and disease prevention.

Students majoring in health promotion and fitness must complete

  1. The basic education requirements given above for the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. The student must also provide evidence of proficiency in computing. He or she may demonstrate this proficiency by completing three hours of coursework in computer sciences, management information systems, or computer literacy as part of the work taken to fulfill the Area C requirement.
  2. Prescribed work in the area of specialization
    1. Major: Forty-two semester hours, consisting of
      1. Kinesiology 324K, 325K, 352K (Topic 4: Management of Sport and Health Promotion Programs), 352K (Topic: Diagnosis and Evaluation of Fitness), 373, and 377.
      2. Nine semester hours of coursework in kinesiology approved by the undergraduate adviser. Kinesiology 119, 127L, 227L, 327L, and 627L may not be used to fulfill this requirement.
      3. A sequence of professional development courses within the major, consisting of Kinesiology 352K (Topic: Techniques of Fitness Leadership), taken concurrently with 127L (Fieldwork: Aiding in Fitness Leadership); 352K (Topic: Techniques of Health Promotion); 627L; and either 227L (Fieldwork: Aiding in Exercise Leadership) or 227L (Fieldwork: Aiding in Exercise Testing). To enroll in the major professional development sequence, the student must have a grade point average in kinesiology of at least 2.50.
    2. Minor: Nutrition 311 and twelve additional semester hours, six of which must be upper-division, in biology and zoology, business, communication, nutrition, psychology, sociology or another approved subject. No more than three semester hours may be counted both toward the minor and toward the basic education requirements.

Electives

Additional semester hours of coursework to bring the total to 130 semester hours. Students majoring in kinesiology and pursuing teacher certification may use some of the additional courses required for certification as electives. No more than twelve semester hours in Kinesiology 127L, 227L, 327L, and 627L may be counted toward the degree.

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