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11. College of Liberal Arts

Department of English

Students are discouraged from taking more than six semester hours of coursework in English in a semester or summer term. No student may take more than nine semester hours of coursework in English in a semester.

The information in parentheses after a course number is the Texas Common Course Numbering (TCCN) designation. Only TCCN designations that are exact semester-hour equivalents of University courses are listed here. Additional TCCN information is published by the Office of Admissions.

English: E

Lower-Division Courses

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, Rhetoric and Writing 306, 306Q, Tutorial Course 603A; only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 315, English 603B, 316K, Tutorial Course 603B. Prerequisite: For 603A, admission to the Plan II Honors Program; for 603B, English 603A.

314J. Literature across the Curriculum. Literature for non-English majors, with readings selected to highlight the connections between literary study and other fields of inquiry. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. May not be substituted for English 316K. Not recommended for prospective English majors. Prerequisite: English 603A, Rhetoric and Writing 306, 306Q, or Tutorial Course 603A.

314L. Introduction to Literary Studies. Readings selected to prepare students for upper-division English courses; intensive practice in writing; introduction to online research. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be taken twice for credit when the topics vary. May not be substituted for English 316K, but recommended for prospective English majors. Prerequisite: English 603A, Rhetoric and Writing 306, 306Q, or Tutorial Course 603A.

  • Topic 3: Banned Books and Novel Ideas.
  • Topic 4: Literary Contests and Contexts.
  • Topic 5: Reading Poetry.

314V (TCCN: ENGL 2351). Introduction to Literature and Culture. Readings in minority and ethnic American literatures in their cultural contexts. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be taken twice for credit when the topics vary. May not be substituted for English 316K. Prerequisite: English 603A, Rhetoric and Writing 306, 306Q, or Tutorial Course 603A.

  • Topic 1: African American Literature and Culture. Same as African and African American Studies 317F (Topic 1: African American Literature and Culture). English 314V (Topic 1) and African and African American Studies 317 (Topic 1: African American Literature and Culture) may not both be counted.
  • Topic 2: Asian American Literature and Culture. Same as Asian American Studies 314. English 314L (Topic: Asian American Literature and Culture) and 314V (Topic 2) may not both be counted.
  • Topic 3: Mexican American Literature and Culture. Same as Mexican American Studies 314. Introductory course concerned with representative contemporary Chicano writers and genres, such as poetry, prose fiction, and theatre.

316K (TCCN: ENGL 2321). Masterworks of Literature. Three versions: World, British, American. Introduction to masterpieces of the literary tradition, emphasizing historical, generic, thematic connections. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Large sections require an additional discussion hour a week. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 315, English 603B, 316K, Tutorial Course 603B. Only one version of 316K may be taken for credit. Prerequisite: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework, including English 603A, Rhetoric and Writing 306, 306Q, or Tutorial Course 603A, and a passing score on the reading section of the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) test.

318L (TCCN: ENGL 2307). Introduction to Creative Writing. A first course in writing fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction. Some reading, but mostly learning through practice and critique. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Large sections require an additional discussion hour a week. May be repeated once for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: English 603A, Rhetoric and Writing 306, 306Q, or Tutorial Course 603A.

  • Topic 1: Fiction.
  • Topic 2: Poetry.

318M. Introduction to the English Language. Basic linguistic concepts; phonology, syntax, and vocabulary of English; historical, regional, and social variation; applications of linguistics in educational and social action. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: English 603A, Rhetoric and Writing 306, 306Q, or Tutorial Course 603A.

318Q. Supervised Research. Student-initiated research conducted with instructor supervision. Three conference hours a week for one semester. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Approval of written application by supervising instructor and the undergraduate adviser.

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

320L. Major Writers of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century. A study of the principal writers: Dryden, Pope, Swift, Johnson, Boswell, Burns, and others. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

320M. Literature and the Other Arts. The relationship of literature, the visual arts, and music in English and American literature from the Renaissance to the present. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

  • Topic 1: Literature and Music. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 2: Literature and Music).
  • Topic 2: Nineteenth-Century Literature, Art, and Architecture.

321. Shakespeare: Selected Plays. A representative selection of Shakespeare's best comedies, tragedies, and histories. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

321K. Introduction to Criticism. Introduction to major terms, issues, and approaches in literary criticism, and their application to the reasoned discussion of poetry, fiction, and drama. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

321L. American English. Same as Linguistics 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. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

322. Literature in Translation. Romance, Germanic, Slavic, and other world literatures in English translation. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Only one of the following may be counted unless the topics vary: Asian Studies 320, 361, English 322, 324. May be counted only once for a major in English. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

  • Topic 2: Introduction to Germanic Religion and Myth. Same as European Studies 347 (Topic 3: Introduction to Germanic Religion and Myth), Germanic Civilization 340E (Topic 1: Introduction to Germanic Religion and Myth), and Religious Studies 365 (Topic 2: Introduction to Germanic Religion and Myth). Only one of the following may be counted: English 322 (Topic 2), European Studies 361 (Topic 6: Introduction to Germanic Religion and Myth), Religious Studies 361 (Topic 8: Introduction to Germanic Religion and Myth).
  • Topic 12: German Cinema since 1933. Same as European Studies 347 (Topic 2: German Cinema since 1933) and Germanic Civilization 361E (Topic 2: German Cinema since 1933). English 322 (Topic 12) and European Studies 361 (Topic 17: German Cinema since 1933) may not both be counted.
  • Topic 13: Genres, Structure, and Trends in German Cinema. Same as European Studies 347 (Topic 5: Genres, Structure, and Trends in German Cinema) and Germanic Civilization 361E (Topic 3: Genres, Structure, and Trends in German Cinema). English 322 (Topic 13) and European Studies 361 (Topic 2: Genres, Structure, and Trends in German Cinema) may not both be counted.
  • Topic 15: Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung. Same as Germanic Civilization 362E (Topic 2: Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung).
  • Topic 17: Social Dramas of Henrik Ibsen. Same as Scandinavian 323 (Topic 2: Social Dramas of Henrik Ibsen) and Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 14: Social Dramas of Henrik Ibsen). Men and women in their public and private lives.
  • Topic 18: Films of Ingmar Bergman. Same as Scandinavian 327 (Topic 9: Films of Ingmar Bergman).
  • Topic 19: Hans Christian Andersen. Same as Germanic Civilization 323E (Topic 4: Hans Christian Andersen) and Scandinavian 373 (Topic 4: Hans Christian Andersen).
  • Topic 20: The Development of the French Film. Same as French Civilization 339. Films in French, with subtitles in English; lectures in English.
  • Topic 22: Italian Cinema. Same as Italian Civilization 349 (Topic 1: Italian Cinema).
  • Topic 23: Dante. Same as Italian Civilization 349 (Topic 2: Dante).
  • Topic 34: Yiddish Drama and Film in Translation. Same as Germanic Civilization 327E (Topic 8: Yiddish Drama and Film in Translation); Jewish Studies 361 (Topic 5: Yiddish Drama and Film in Translation); Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic 8: Yiddish Drama and Film in Translation); and Slavic 324 (Topic 2: Yiddish Drama and Film in Translation). Jewish life in Poland and Russian before the Holocaust, and the transition to American Jewish life, as revealed in plays and films produced in Eastern Europe and in the United States. No knowledge of Yiddish is required.
  • Topic 35: The Detective/Crime Story in German, English, and American Tradition. Same as Germanic Civilization 323E (Topic 5: The Detective/Crime Story in German, English, and American Tradition).
  • Topic 37: The Russian Novel. Same as Russian 356 (Topic 1: The Russian Novel) and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic 9: The Russian Novel). English 322 (Topic 37) and European Studies 361 (Topic: The Russian Novel) may not both be counted.
  • Topic 38: Italian Women Writers. Same as Italian Civilization 349 (Topic 5: Italian Women Writers) and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 17: Italian Women Writers).

323L. English as a World Language. Same as Linguistics 323L. An account of the spread of English around the world; national, social, and regional varieties. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

324. Topics in Language and Literature. Designed for non-English majors. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Only one of the following may be counted unless the topics vary: Asian Studies 320, 361, English 322, 324. Only one of the following may be counted unless the topics vary: English 324, 370W, 376L, 379M. May not be counted toward a major in English. Prerequisite: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework, including Comparative Literature 315, English 603B, 316K, or Tutorial Course 603B.

  • Topic 1: Shakespeare in Our Time.
  • Topic 2: Gothic Imagination.
  • Topic 3: Modern British Fiction.
  • Topic 4: Texas and England.

325. Creative Writing. Detailed study of the techniques of fiction or poetry; reading and analysis of contemporary models; practice writing in the above forms. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

  • Topic 1: Creative Writing: Fiction.
  • Topic 2: Creative Writing: Poetry.

325K. Introduction to Folklore and Folklife. Survey of the major forms of folklore; methods of collection and study. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Anthropology 325K and English 325K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

325L. Folklore Areas: Selected Topics. Consideration of folklore in different culture areas of the Western Hemisphere. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

  • Topic 3: Anglo-American Folk Song. Anthropology 325L (Topic 3: Anglo-American Folk Song) and English 325L (Topic 3) may not both be counted.
  • Topic 4: Folklore of the British Isles. Anthropology 325L (Topic 4: Folklore of the British Isles) and English 325L (Topic 4) may not both be counted.
  • Topic 5: The Folktale. Anthropology 325L (Topic 5: The Folktale) and English 325L (Topic 5) may not both be counted.

326K. The Literature of the Middle Ages in Translation. Romances, chronicles, legends, tales, and plays by English, Celtic, and Continental writers. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

326L. Survey of Middle English Language and Literature. Language and literature from 1100 to 1500. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

327. The English Novel in the Eighteenth Century. Representative novels and novelists from 1700 to 1832, including typical works of Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Sterne, Austen, and Scott. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

328. The English Novel in the Nineteenth Century. Representative works by such writers as Dickens, Thackeray, the Brontës, George Eliot, Meredith, and Hardy. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

329K. The Early Romantic Period, 1780-1815. The prose and poetry of the major early poets Blake, Wordsworth, and Coleridge, with consideration of Burns, Lamb, Hazlitt, and others. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

329L. The Later Romantic Period, 1815-1832. The prose and poetry of Byron, Shelley, and Keats and of such other figures as Landor and DeQuincey. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

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

337. American Literature: From the Beginnings to 1865. A survey of major writers, poetry, and prose. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

338. American Literature: From 1865 to the Present. A survey of major writers, poetry, and prose. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

340. The American Novel before 1920. Representative novels by such writers as Brown, Melville, Fern, Hawthorne, Twain, Crane, James, Wharton, and Dreiser. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

341. Short Story Workshop. Practice in writing the short story, with study of contemporary models. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: English 325.

341L. Poetry Workshop. Practice in writing poetry, with study of contemporary models. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: English 325.

342. Life and Literature of the Southwest. Verse, fiction, travels, and memoirs, to acquaint students with the literature reflecting the social inheritance of Texas and the neighboring territory. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

  • Topic 1: Life and Literature of the Southwest--Mexican American. Same as Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 2: Life and Literature of the Southwest--Mexican American).

343L. Backgrounds of Modern Literature. Strands of ideas that form the network of modernist writing; figures like Freud, Frazer, Nietzsche, Marx, and Whitehead as they affect literature. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

344L. Twentieth-Century Literature and Other Media. A study of the relationship between literary forms and other media (film, television, music, the visual arts). Three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional hours may be required for some topics. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

  • Topic 1: Film and Short Story.
  • Topic 4: Australian Literature and Film.

348. The Twentieth-Century Short Story. Extensive readings and analyses of stories by major modern writers such as Faulkner, Hemingway, Joyce, Chekhov, and Kafka, as well as contemporary writers. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

355K. Advanced Creative Writing. A third-semester seminar-style workshop in poetry and/or fiction for experienced creative writers. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: English 341 or 341L.

356. The European Novel. Selected masterpieces of Continental fiction in English translation: representative novelists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

358J. The Bible as Literature. Same as Religious Studies 355. In-depth literary study of the Bible, with emphasis on the formal features of narrative, hymn, prophecy, apocalypse, gospel, and epistle. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

358K. The Bible in British and American Literature. Same as Religious Studies 355K. The reading of biblical masterpieces as literature; consideration of different versions of the Bible and their influence on English and American literature. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

358Q. Supervised Research. Student-initiated research conducted with instructor supervision. Three conference hours a week for one semester. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Approval of written application by supervising instructor and the undergraduate adviser.

359. English Drama from 1660 to 1900. Representative drama texts from the Restoration to the beginnings of modern theatre, including Behn, Sheridan, Wilde, and Shaw. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

360K. English Grammar. The study of traditional and transformational grammar. Attention to social differences in language relevant to the teaching of English. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. English 360K and Linguistics 360K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

360L. English as a World Literature. English literature from around the world, including Canada, Australasia, Africa, and India. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

  • Topic 1: Literature and Social Justice.

360R. Literary Studies for High School Teachers of English. Intended for students seeking a secondary school teaching certificate. The principles and practices of teaching literature in secondary schools. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

361K. English Drama to 1642. A survey of early English drama, usually including works by Marlowe, Kyd, Shakespeare, Jonson, Webster, and Middleton. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

362L. The British Novel in the Twentieth Century. Representative novels, including those of Joyce, Lawrence, and Woolf. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

363. The Poetry of Milton. All the poetry of Milton, with particular attention to Comus, Samson Agonistes, and Paradise Lost. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

363K. Classic to Romantic. The theory and practice of Classicism in literature and other arts; the rise of the Romanticists in the eighteenth century. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

364M. History of the English Language. Same as Linguistics 364M. Development of sounds, forms, and vocabulary of the English language from its origins to the present. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

364P. Old English. An introduction to Old English with sufficient grammar for a reading knowledge of Old English texts. A course in language, not in linguistics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. English 364P and 395N (Topic 1: Old English) may not both be counted. May be counted as the equivalent to English 364M in fulfilling the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in linguistics. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

364S. Language and Gender. Same as Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 17: Language and Gender). Linguistic, social, and political dimensions of gender-related speech differences. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: English 364S, 370W (Topic 4: Language and Gender), Linguistics 373 (Topic: Language and the Sexes). Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

364T. The English Language and Its Social Context. English language history, theory, and research for students of literature and rhetoric. May include such topics as language diversity and variation, linguistic attitudes, language variety and education, and language and public policy. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: English 364T, 376L (Topic: The English Language and Its Social Context), 376L (Topic: The English Language in Its Social Context). Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

366K. Shakespeare: Selected Tragedies. A representative selection of Shakespeare's tragedies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

367C. Conference Course in Literature and Language. For students who wish to work under supervision on specific projects in literature or language. Three conference hours a week for one semester. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing; fulfillment of the requirements for at least two of the six areas of the English major; and approval of written application by the supervising instructor and the undergraduate adviser.

367E. English Internship. Research and staff experience working in an appropriate agency or private business. Eight to ten hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. May not be counted toward the thirty-three hours of English and rhetoric and writing required for the English major. May not be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing; completion of all requirements for at least two of the six areas of the English major; a University grade point average of at least 2.75; a grade point average in English of at least 3.00; and approval of written application by the faculty adviser.

367K. Conference Course in Creative Writing. For advanced students already proficient in writing who wish to work under supervision on specific and fairly extensive projects. Three conference hours a week for one semester. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: English 325 and approval of written application by the supervising instructor and the undergraduate adviser.

369. Twentieth-Century Drama. Ibsen and other major dramatists; tradition and innovation in the substance and form of selected modern plays. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

370. Victorian Prose: Essays and Ideas. The prose writer as artist and sage in the cultural, political, religious, and scientific controversies that influence the modern tradition. Representative writers: Carlyle, Mill, Newman, Arnold, Darwin. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

370W. Literature, Culture, and Gender. Gender as a category of literary and cultural analysis. Texts may include literature, film, popular culture, and other forms. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Only one of the following may be counted unless the topics vary: English 324, 370W, 376L, 379M. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

  • Topic 1: Women's and Gender Studies: Humanities. Same as American Studies 323 and Women's and Gender Studies 321 (Topic 1: Women's and Gender Studies: Humanities). An analysis of the role and image of the woman in America.
  • Topic 2: Contemporary Women Authors. Same as African and African American Studies 374F (Topic 4: Contemporary Women Authors) and Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 15: Contemporary Women Authors). English 370W (Topic 2) and African and African American Studies 374 (Topic 13: Contemporary Women Authors) may not both be counted.
  • Topic 5: Postcolonial Women Writers. Same as Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 18: Postcolonial Women Writers).
  • Topic 6: Women Mystery Writers. Same as Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 22: Women Mystery Writers).
  • Topic 8: Gay and Lesbian Literature and Culture. Same as Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 30: Gay and Lesbian Literature and Culture).
  • Topic 9: Gender, Sexuality, and Migration. Same as Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 39: Gender, Sexuality, and Migration). Only one of the following may be counted: Asian American Studies 320 (Topic: Gender, Sexuality, and Migration), English 370W (Topic 9), 370W (Topic: Cultures of Immigration and Dislocation).
  • Topic 10: Major Authors: Virginia Woolf. Same as Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 40: Major Authors: Virginia Woolf).

371K. Twentieth-Century Poetry. Poets studied include Eliot, Auden, Stevens, Thomas, Bishop, Rich, and Merwin. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

372L. The American Renaissance. Selected writers of the pre-Civil War Romantic movement, including Emerson, Douglass, Fuller, Hawthorne, Melville, Thoreau, Whitman, and others. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

372M. American Realism. Selected writers of the post-Civil War realistic movement: Howells, Twain, James, Jewett, Freeman, Crane, and others. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

374G. Beowulf. A word-by-word, line-by-line translation, with special attention to language and context. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. English 374G and 379N (Topic: Beowulf) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: English 364P.

374K. Elizabethan Poetry and Prose. Renaissance thought and culture as revealed in the lyric and narrative poetry and in the prose masterpieces. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

374L. The Earlier Seventeenth Century: Donne, Jonson, and Their Contemporaries. Poetry and prose, 1600 to 1660: the metaphysical and other leading traditions in poetry; the early poems of Milton; the essay, the character, and other prose forms. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

375K. English and American Satire. Theory of satire, with readings in the works of such representative figures as Chaucer, Dryden, Pope, Byron, Twain, and Thurber. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

375L. Victorian Literature. Poetry and prose, 1832 to 1901; parallel reading in the novel and drama, and attention to the social and intellectual background of the period. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

376. Chaucer. Introduction to Chaucer's narrative and poetic art, as shown in a selection from the dream poems, Troilus and Criseyde, and the Canterbury Tales. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

376L. Studies in Literary Themes and Traditions. The role of philosophical, religious, psychological, or folkloristic themes and traditions in a series of literary works. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Only one of the following may be counted unless the topics vary: English 324, 370W, 376L, 379M. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

  • Topic 4: Colonial and African-British Literature. Same as African and African American Studies 374F (Topic 3: Colonial and African-British Literature). African and African American Studies 374 (Topic 12: Colonial and African-British Literature) and English 376L (Topic 4) may not both be counted.
  • Topic 7: Poets and Punks. English 376L (Topic 7) and 379M (Topic: Poets and Punks) may not both be counted.
  • Topic 8: Popular Music and Youth Subcultures. English 376L (Topic 8) and 679HA (Topic: Popular Music and Youth Subcultures) may not both be counted.

376M. Studies in African and African American Literature. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

376R. African American Literature through the Harlem Renaissance. Same as African and African American Studies 374F (Topic 1: African American Literature through the Harlem Renaissance). A survey of African American writing, including autobiography, poetry, fiction, and drama. Authors may include Douglass, Jacobs, Frances E. W. Harper, Chestnutt, Du Bois, Hurston, and Hughes. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African American Studies 374 (Topic 2: African American Literature through the Harlem Renaissance), English 376R, 376M (Topic 1: African American Literature through the Harlem Renaissance). Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

376S. African American Literature since the Harlem Renaissance. Same as African and African American Studies 374F (Topic 2: African American Literature since the Harlem Renaissance). The development of African American poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction since the Harlem Renaissance. Authors may include Wright, Ellison, Baldwin, Malcolm X, Baraka, Morrison, Shange, and Charles Johnson. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African American Studies 374 (Topic 3: African American Literature since the Harlem Renaissance), English 376S, 376M (Topic 2: African American Literature, 1940 to Present). Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

377K. The American Novel after 1920. Representative works by such writers as Faulkner, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Larsen, Hurston, Morrison, Bellow, Erdrich, and Tan. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

678S. Shakespeare at Winedale. Study and readings of selected works and criticism, culminating in public performance of the plays. For English 678SB, students are required to be in residence at Winedale near Round Top, Texas. For 678SA, the equivalent of five lecture hours a week for one semester; for 678SB, fifteen to eighteen hours of work a day, including weekends. Offered in the summer session only. English 678S and 379M (Topic 2: Shakespeare at Winedale) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For 678SA, consent of instructor; for 678SB, English 678SA and consent of instructor.

379. American Literature and Thought: 1600-1840. Early American literature as an embodiment of American thought and experience. Such topics as European ideas in the New World; the political ideas of Hamilton, Jefferson, and Jackson; nationalism; industrialism. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

679H. Honors Tutorial Course. Research into and development of a thesis topic and proposal followed by the writing and defense of a thesis. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Prerequisite: For 679HA, enrollment in or completion of at least one honors section of an English course, admission to the English Honors Program, and consent of the honors adviser; for 679HB, English 679HA.

379K. American Literature and Thought: 1840-1920. Such topics as transcendentalism, manifest destiny, Utopian thought, and the impact of the theory of organic evolution. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

379L. Contemporary Drama. Major playwrights since 1950, such as Williams, Shepard, Beckett, Stoppard, Churchill, Fugard, and Pinter. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

379M. Studies in Literary Forms and Genres. Study of a literary type, such as tragedy, comedy, epic, lyric, satire, autobiography, novel, critical essay. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Only one of the following may be counted unless the topics vary: English 324, 370W, 376L, 379M. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

  • Topic 3: Shakespeare in Performance. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.
  • Topic 4: Shakespeare through Performance. Offered in the spring semester only. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
  • Topic 5: Modern Jewish Prose and Poetry. Same as Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 9: Modern Jewish Prose and Poetry). Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.
  • Topic 6: Modern Drama in Performance. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

379N. Studies in English, American, and World Literature. Literary works and their cultural context; topics defined in terms of national literatures and/or periods of literary history (for example, colonial American writing, literature of the Renaissance). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

  • Topic 3: Concepts in Judaic Culture. Same as Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic 1: Concepts in Judaic Culture). Only one of the following may be counted: English 379N (Topic 3), Linguistics 373 (Topic 4: Concepts in Judaic Culture), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 341 (Topic 6: Concepts in Judaic Culture).
  • Topic 6: The Enlightenment. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 5: The Enlightenment). Only one of the following may be counted: English 379N (Topic 6), French Civilization 349 (Topic: The Enlightenment), Philosophy 354 (Topic: The Enlightenment).

379S. Senior Seminar. Intensive study of selected topics in English. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Completion of at least ninety semester hours of coursework, including twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

Ethnic Studies Program

John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies

African and African American Studies: AFR

Lower-Division Courses

301. African American Culture. Survey of African American culture in the United States. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

310K. Introduction to Modern Africa. Same as History 310. Introduction to modern Africa, with focus on colonial and postcolonial development in political organization, economics, sociolinguistics, and literature. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

310L. Introduction to Traditional Africa. Same as History 311K. Introductory, interdisciplinary course on the peoples and cultures of Africa. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

316L. Gender in the African American Community. Same as Anthropology 316L. Critical overview of the history and contemporary status of gender relations in the black community: family and gender relations during slavery and in the Reconstruction-era South, gender and the great migration, gender and the civil rights movement, black feminism, and the "crisis" of the black male. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

317. Special Topics in African and African American Issues. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one laboratory hour a week if required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

  • Topic 2: Music of African Americans. Same as Music 307 (Topic 1: Music of African Americans). Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one laboratory hour a week as required.
  • Topic 5: Africa: A Visual Journey. Same as History 306N (Topic 8: Africa: A Visual Journey). A broad introduction to key themes in African history and culture, from earliest times to the postindependence era. Designed around the video series The Africans. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

317C. Special Topics in African Studies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one laboratory hour a week if required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

  • Topic 1: The United States and Africa. Same as History 317L (Topic 7: The United States and Africa). History of political, economic, and cultural relations between the United States and Africa from the early origins of the slave trade to the present. African and African American Studies 317 (Topic: United States and Africa) and 317C (Topic 1) may not both be counted. Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework.

317D. Special Topics in Black United States Studies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one laboratory hour a week if required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

  • Topic 1: Introduction to African American History. Same as History 317L (Topic 3: Introduction to African American History). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. African and African American Studies 317 (Topic: Introduction to African American History) and 317D (Topic 1) may not both be counted. Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework.

317E. Special Topics in the African Diaspora. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one laboratory hour a week if required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

317F. Special Topics in Black Expressive Culture. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one laboratory hour a week if required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

  • Topic 1: African American Literature and Culture. Same as English 314V (Topic 1: African American Literature and Culture). African and African American Studies 317 (Topic 1: African American Literature and Culture) and 317F (Topic 1) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: English 603A, Rhetoric and Writing 306, 306Q, or Tutorial Course 603A.

119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in African and African American Studies. 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 John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies. 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

320. Problems in African and African American Studies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

  • Topic 1: Introduction to the Study of African American English. Same as Linguistics 325. African American English: evolution, contemporary styles, comparison with other ethnic dialects; attitudes toward African American English, effects in education, controversy about dialect differences and intellectual abilities.

321. The African Diaspora in the Americas. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 9: The African Diaspora in the Americas). Black cultures and societies in the New World, and their African heritage. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

321L. Sociology of Education. Same as Sociology 321L and Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 23: Sociology of Education). Education as a societal institution, with emphasis on the United States educational system: how the system works; the effects of the system; recent changes. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

321M. Race and Popular American Culture. Same as Radio-Television-Film 359 (Topic 2: Race and Popular American Culture) and Sociology 321M. The intersection of African American racial politics and the changing popular media industry, especially film, music, and television. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. African and African American Studies 321M and Sociology 321K (Topic: Race and Popular American Culture) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For radio-television-film majors, upper-division standing and the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305, either 314 or 316, and six additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film; for others, upper-division standing.

322. Introduction to African Prehistory. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 7: Introduction to African Prehistory). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

323. The Male in African American Culture and Society. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 18: The Male in African American Culture and Society). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

324. Origins of Complex Society: Africa. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 15: Origins of Complex Society: Africa). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in African and African American Studies. 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 John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies. 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.

345. History of East Africa. Same as History 359P. A survey of the history of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda from prehistoric times to the postindependence era. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. African and African American Studies 345 and History 366N (Topic: History of East Africa) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

345C. History of West Africa. Same as History 359R. A history of the West Africa region: the rise and fall of kingdoms, relations with Europe and Asia, the great revolutions of the nineteenth century, colonial administration, decolonization, and the search for economic development and political stability since independence. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. African and African American Studies 345C and History 366N (Topic: History of West Africa) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

357C. African American History to 1860. Same as History 357C. Review of West African origins; New World settlement patterns, social life, and culture; discussion of Atlantic slave trade, development of capitalism and plantation slavery, and origins of racism. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

357D. African American History since 1860. Same as History 357D and Urban Studies 353 (Topic 1: African American History since 1860). Survey of the history of African Americans in the United States from 1860 to the present: Emancipation, Reconstruction politics, migration and urbanization, and the evolution of African American culture; kinds of sources and methods valuable for analyzing African American life and culture. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

358C. Sociology of Entrepreneurship. Same as Management 337 (Topic 16: Sociology of Entrepreneurship) and Sociology 358C. Examines the creation of entrepreneurial activities in the United States, including those of all racial and ethnic groups. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. African and African American Studies 358C and Sociology 321K (Topic: Sociology of Entrepreneurship) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For management majors, one of the following courses with a grade of at least C, or two of the following courses with a grade of at least C in each: Management 336, 336H, Operations Management 335 (or Management 335), Operations Management 335H (or Management 335H); for others, sixty semester hours of college coursework.

359N. History of Africa since 1800. Same as History 359N. Development of sub-Saharan Africa from the end of the slave trade to independence. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

361K. Performing Race: African American Literary Performance. Study of the criticism and performance of modern African American drama. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. African and African American Studies 361K and 374 (Topic: Performance of Dramatic Literature: African American Writers) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

365. Politics in Contemporary Africa. Same as Government 365N (Topic 1: Politics in Contemporary Africa). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

373. Independent Research. Supervised individual research on a problem in African and African American studies. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, African and African American Studies 301, and written consent of the supervising faculty member; consent forms are available in the center office.

374. Special Topics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

  • Topic 1: African American Family. Same as Social Work 360K (Topic 2: African American Family) and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 3: African American Family).
  • Topic 5: States and Peasants. Same as Government 365N (Topic 5: States and Peasants). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.
  • Topic 7: Black Movements in the Caribbean. Same as History 350L (Topic 6: Black Movements in the Caribbean) and Latin American Studies 366 (Topic 4: Black Movements in the Caribbean). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
  • Topic 10: Black Perspectives in Jazz. Same as Music 342 (Topic 5: Black Perspectives in Jazz). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
  • Topic 11: African American Performance History. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.
  • Topic 14: African Cinemas. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.
  • Topic 16: Racial and Ethnic Relations. Contemporary racial and ethnic problems; emphasis on minority groups in the United States.
  • Topic 25: Autobiography: A Modern Literary Species. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 3: Autobiography: A Modern Literary Species) and Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 25: Autobiography: A Modern Literary Species). Only one of the following may be counted: African and African American Studies 374 (Topic 25), English 379N (Topic 5: Autobiography: A Modern Literary Species), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 374 (Topic 2: Autobiography: A Modern Literary Species). Prerequisite: Rhetoric and Writing 306 and English 316K or their equivalents, and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in either English or rhetoric and writing.
  • Topic 26: Self-Revelation in Women's Writing. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 4: Self-Revelation in Women's Writing), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 26: Self-Revelation in Women's Writing), and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 14: Self-Revelation in Women's Writing). Only one of the following may be counted: African and African American Studies 374 (Topic 26), English 376L (Topic 9: Self-Revelation in Women's Writing), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 374 (Topic 3: Self-Revelation in Women's Writing). Prerequisite: Rhetoric and Writing 306 and English 316K or their equivalents, and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in either English or rhetoric and writing.
  • Topic 27: Race and Sport in African American Life. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 26: Race and Sport in African American Life) and Kinesiology 352K (Topic 6: Race and Sport in African American Life). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

374C. Advanced Topics in African Studies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one laboratory hour a week if required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

  • Topic 1: Nigeria: A History of Nation-Building. Same as History 350L (Topic 35: Nigeria: A History of Nation-Building). African and African American Studies 374 (Topic 18: Nigeria: A History of Nation-Building) and 374C (Topic 1) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
  • Topic 2: Archaeology of African Thought. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 24: Archaeology of African Thought). Archaeological, historical, and ethnographic data as they relate to the foundations of contemporary African and African American societies. African and African American Studies 374 (Topic 22: Archaeology of African Thought) and 374C (Topic 2) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

374D. Advanced Topics in Black United States Studies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one laboratory hour a week if required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

  • Topic 1: Race and Beauty in American Culture. Same as History 350L (Topic 52: Race and Beauty in American Culture). Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
  • Topic 2: History of Black Entrepreneurship in the United States. Same as History 350L (Topic 53: History of Black Entrepreneurship in the United States). Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American History. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
  • Topic 3: Slavery in the United States. Same as History 350L (Topic 39: Slavery in the United States). African and African American Studies 374 (Topic 21: Slavery in the United States) and 374D (Topic 3) may not both be counted. Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
  • Topic 4: African Americans and the Media. Same as Journalism 340C (Topic 2: African Americans and the Media). African and African American Studies 374 (Topic 23: African Americans and the Media) and 374D (Topic 4) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
  • Topic 5: Race, Sport, and Identity. Same as Sociology 321K (Topic 8: Race, Sport, and Identity). Explores the sociological significance of sport in relation to the construction of racialized identities. Focuses primarily but not exclusively on the black experience in sport, and examines the changing meanings given to sport throughout the twentieth century. African and African American Studies 374 (Topic: Race, Sport, and Identity) and 374D (Topic 5) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and Sociology 302.
  • Topic 6: Black Americans and the South. Same as American Studies 370 (Topic 31: Black Americans and the South). African and African American Studies 374 (Topic: Black Americans and the South) and 374D (Topic 6) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
  • Topic 7: Slavery across Genres. Same as American Studies 370 (Topic 32: Slavery across Genres). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

374E. Advanced Topics in the African Diaspora. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one laboratory hour a week if required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

  • Topic 1: America, France, and the Problem of Race. Same as American Studies 370 (Topic 16: America, France, and the Problem of Race). How France and the United States address the contradictions between freedom and slavery, as well as each country's contributions to the development of ideologies of race. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

374F. Advanced Topics in Black Expressive Culture. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one laboratory hour a week if required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

  • Topic 1: African American Literature through the Harlem Renaissance. Same as English 376R. A survey of African American writing, including autobiography, poetry, fiction, and drama. Authors may include Douglass, Jacobs, Frances E. W. Harper, Chestnutt, Du Bois, Hurston, and Hughes. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African American Studies 374 (Topic 2: African American Literature through the Harlem Renaissance), 374F (Topic 1), English 376M (Topic 1: African American Literature through the Harlem Renaissance). Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.
  • Topic 2: African American Literature since the Harlem Renaissance. Same as English 376S. The development of African American poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction since the Harlem Renaissance. Authors may include Wright, Ellison, Baldwin, Malcolm X, Baraka, Morrison, Shange, and Charles Johnson. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African American Studies 374 (Topic 3: African American Literature since the Harlem Renaissance), 374F (Topic 2), English 376M (Topic 2: African American Literature, 1940 to Present). Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.
  • Topic 3: Colonial and African-British Literature. Same as English 376L (Topic 4: Colonial and African-British Literature). African and African American Studies 374 (Topic 12: Colonial and African-British Literature) and 374F (Topic 3) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.
  • Topic 4: Contemporary Women Authors. Same as English 370W (Topic 2: Contemporary Women Authors) and Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 15: Contemporary Women Authors). African and African American Studies 374 (Topic 13: Contemporary Women Authors) and 374F (Topic 4) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.
  • Topic 5: History of the Hip-Hop Generation. Same as History 373C. Explores the evolution of the hip-hop generation through the lens of music, culture, and politics of black America after the civil rights movement. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. African and African American Studies 374F (Topic 5) and History 365G (Topic: History of the Hip-Hop Generation) may not both be counted. Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and concurrent enrollment in Curriculum and Instruction 373.

375. Community Internship. Internship in a community organization that facilitates the economic, political, and social development of Austin's African American community. Students participate in research projects under the supervision of a faculty member. Approximately eight hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. Additional lecture hours may be required. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, African and African American Studies 301, and consent of instructor.

376. Senior Seminar. Restricted to African and African American studies majors. A capstone course focusing on black intellectual traditions. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: African and African American Studies 301, completion of seventy-five semester hours of coursework, and consent of instructor.

679H. Honors Tutorial Course. For honors candidates in African and African American studies. Individual reading of selected works for one semester, followed in the second semester by the writing of an honors thesis. Prerequisite: For 679HA, admission to the African and African American Studies Honors Program no later than two semesters before expected graduation; for 679HB, African and African American Studies 679HA. A University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average in African and African American studies of at least 3.50 are required for admission to the African and African American Studies Honors Program.

Yoruba: YOR

Lower-Division Courses

506. First-Year Yoruba I. Not open to native speakers of Yoruba. Standard Yoruba of southwest Nigeria. Five lecture hours a week for one semester.

507. First-Year Yoruba II. Not open to native speakers of Yoruba. Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Yoruba 506 or the equivalent.

312K. Second-Year Yoruba I. Oral expression, reading, and comprehension. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Yoruba 507 with a grade of at least C.

312L. Second-Year Yoruba II. Oral expression, reading, and comprehension. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Yoruba 312K with a grade of at least C.

Center for Asian American Studies

Asian American Studies: AAS

Lower-Division Courses

301. Introduction to Asian American Studies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian American Studies 301, 310 (Topic: Introduction to Asian American Studies), Sociology 308 (Topic: Introduction to Asian American Studies).

310. Introductory Topics in Asian American Studies. An introduction to Asian American studies through a variety of disciplines. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

311. Introduction to Asian American Communities. An introduction to contemporary Asian American communities through a variety of disciplines. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

312. Introduction to Asian American History. Same as History 317L (Topic 4: Introduction to Asian American History). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian American Studies 310 (Topic: Introduction to Asian Pacific American History) and 312 may not both be counted. Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework.

314. Asian American Literature and Culture. Same as English 314V (Topic 2: Asian American Literature and Culture). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. English 314L (Topic: Asian American Literature and Culture) and Asian American Studies 314 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: English 603A, Rhetoric and Writing 306, 306Q, or Tutorial Course 603A.

318Q. Supervised Research. For Asian American studies majors only. Supervised, student-derived research in Asian American studies. Individual instruction. May be repeated for credit when the research projects vary. Prerequisite: Rhetoric and Writing 306 and consent of the director of the Center for Asian American Studies.

Upper-Division Courses

320. Topics in Asian American Culture, Literature, and Media Studies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

  • Topic 1: Immigrants, Amusements, and Consumer Same as American Studies 370 (Topic 25: Immigrants, Amusements, and Consumer Culture). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
  • Topic 2: Comparative Cultures of Beauty. Same as American Studies 370 (Topic 24: Comparative Cultures of Beauty) and Women's and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 45: Comparative Cultures of Beauty). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

325. Topics in Asian American Economics, History, and Government. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

  • Topic 1: Filipinos in the United States. Same as History 357F. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian American Studies 325 (Topic 1), History 365G (Topic: Filipinos in the United States), 366N (Topic: Filipinos in the United States). Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

330. Topics in Asian American Anthropology, Geography, and Sociology. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

335. General Topics in Asian American Studies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

358Q. Supervised Research. For Asian American studies majors only. Supervised, student-derived research in Asian American studies. Individual instruction. May be repeated for credit when the research projects vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Rhetoric and Writing 306, and consent of the director of the Center for Asian American Studies.

379. Conference Course in Asian American Studies. Supervised individual study of selected problems in Asian American studies. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of the director of the Center for Asian American Studies.

679H. Honors Tutorial Course. Supervised individual reading for one semester, followed by a semester of research and writing to produce a substantial paper on a specific topic in Asian American studies. Prerequisite: For 679HA, upper-division standing and admission to the Asian American Studies Honors Program; for 679HB, Asian American Studies 679HA.

Center for Mexican American Studies

The information in parentheses after a course number is the Texas Common Course Numbering (TCCN) designation. Only TCCN designations that are exact semester-hour equivalents of University courses are listed here. Additional TCCN information is published by the Office of Admissions.

Mexican American Studies: MAS

Lower-Division Courses

307. Introduction to Mexican American Cultural Studies. An introduction to the theoretical and substantive issues covered under the interdisciplinary rubric of cultural studies. Explores the Mexican American cultural experience through the methodological approaches of historical analysis, cultural critique, and literary production. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

308. Introduction to Mexican American Policy Studies. An introduction to the basics of policy analysis, employing demographic and empirical information on the Mexican American and Latino populations in the United States. Current policy issues such as bilingual education, affirmative action, the English-only movement, immigration, Latino consumers, Latino entrepreneurship, and NAFTA. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

310 (TCCN: HUMA 1305). Chicanos in American Society. Same as Sociology 309. Introduction to the study of the American character and its bearing on the Chicano experience. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

312 (TCCN: GOVT 2311). Mexican American Politics. Mexican American political life from 1848 to the present; focuses on Mexican American institutions, values, and political groups. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Mexican American Studies 312 and 313 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Three semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

313. Latino Politics. Analysis of issues involving political institutions and policies, with emphasis on Latino politics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Mexican American Studies 312 and 313 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Three semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

314. Mexican American Literature and Culture. Same as English 314V (Topic 3: Mexican American Literature and Culture). Introductory course concerned with representative contemporary Chicano writers and genres, such as poetry, prose fiction, and theatre. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be substituted for English 316K. Prerequisite: English 603A, Rhetoric and Writing 306, 306Q, or Tutorial Course 603A.

316. History of Mexican Americans in the United States. Same as History 314K. Examines the origin and growth of the Mexican American community in the United States. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history.

318. Mexican American Culture. Same as Anthropology 318L. Mexican American cultural distinctiveness in the areas of social organization, child rearing, food culture, folklore, language, and religion. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

319. Special Topics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history; these are identified in the Course Schedule.

  • Topic 1: Ethnicity and Gender: La Chicana. Same as Sociology 308D and Women's and Gender Studies 301 (Topic 6: Ethnicity and Gender: La Chicana).

119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Mexican American Studies. 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 Center for Mexican American Studies. 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

320L. Texas until 1845. Same as History 320L. A study of Texas from before the European discovery through the exploration and mission periods to status as a Mexican colony and an independent republic. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Three semester hours of Texas history may be substituted for half of the legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Mexican American Studies. 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 Center for Mexican American Studies. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer work is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

350. Advanced Grammar and Composition for Bilingual/Bicultural Speakers. Designed for Hispanic bilingual students whose home language is Spanish, but whose dominant language is English. The principal objective is to learn to write correctly and proficiently and to gain a strong cultural perspective on Latin America. The main focus of the course is on writing discourse, but oral language development is also addressed. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: International Business 372 (Topic 8: Business Spanish), Mexican American Studies 350, Spanish 327. Prerequisite: Spanish 612, 312L, or the equivalent.

361. Mexican American Cultural Studies Seminar. Explores cultural studies literature as read through the experience of the Mexican-origin community in the United States. Discussions include race, class, and feminism. Students write a research paper and deliver a scholarly presentation. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and Mexican American Studies 307.

362. Mexican American Policy Studies Seminar. Profiles the current economic status of Mexican Americans in the United States. Examines two dimensions of public policy: historical trends and comparisons with other ethnic groups. Students write a policy report and deliver a professional presentation. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Mexican American Studies 362 and 374 (Topic: Mexican American Public Policy Issues) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and Mexican American Studies 308.

371. Readings in Mexican American Studies. Supervised readings with parallel work in relevant non-Chicano materials; preparation for Mexican American Studies 372. Individual instruction. Prerequisite: Mexican American Studies 310, 318, and 374; or consent of the director.

372. Research Seminar in Mexican American Studies. Supervised research on a Mexican American topic chosen in consultation with adviser and leading to a full-length essay. Individual instruction. Prerequisite: Mexican American Studies 310, 318, and 374; or consent of the director.

373. Independent Research. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Mexican American Studies 310, 318, and 374; or consent of the director.

374. Special Topics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Additional hours are required for some topics; these topics are identified in the Course Schedule. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

  • Topic 2: Life and Literature of the Southwest--Mexican American. Same as English 342 (Topic 1: Life and Literature of the Southwest--Mexican American). Verse, fiction, travels, and memoirs, to acquaint students with the literature reflecting the social inheritance of Texas and the neighboring territory. Prerequisite: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.
  • Topic 3: Chicanos: Sociological Perspectives. Anglo-American and Mexican American contacts and relations in the southwestern United States from colonial times to the present; emphasis on social and cultural differences and problems of assimilation. Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 3) and Sociology 348K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
  • Topic 4: Narrative Journalism. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Journalism 335, Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 11: Latino Community Journalism), 322 (Topic 11: Narrative Journalism), Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 4: Latino Community Journalism), 374 (Topic 4: Narrative Journalism). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.
  • Topic 6: Feature Writing. Same as Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 4: Feature Writing). Procedures in gathering material for feature stories, with stress on newspaper articles; analysis of reader appeal; study of feature story structure; development of style by practice in writing feature stories. Journalism 327 and Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 6) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and a passing score on the College of Communication Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation Test.
  • Topic 8: Mexican Americans in the Schooling Process. Same as Educational Psychology 362 (Topic 4: Mexican Americans in the Schooling Process). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
  • Topic 9: Hispanic Images and Counterimages. Same as Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 1: Hispanic Images and Counterimages) and Radio-Television-Film 359S (Topic 1: Hispanic Images and Counterimages). The critical analysis of Hispanic images in media. Three lecture hours and one two-hour film screening a week for one semester. Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 9) and Radio-Television-Film 359 (Topic 1: Hispanic Images and Counterimages) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For radio-television-film majors, upper-division standing and the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305, either 314 or 316, and six additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film; for others, upper-division standing and consent of instructor.
  • Topic 10: Latino Audiences. Same as Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 2: Latino Audiences) and Radio-Television-Film 365 (Topic 2: Latino Audiences). Prerequisite: For radio-television-film majors: upper-division standing and the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305 and nine additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film; for others, upper-division standing and consent of instructor.
  • Topic 11: Mass Media and Ethnic Groups. Same as Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 3: Mass Media and Ethnic Groups) and Radio-Television-Film 365 (Topic 3: Mass Media and Ethnic Groups). Prerequisite: For radio-television-film majors: upper-division standing and the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305 and nine additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film; for others, upper-division standing and consent of instructor.
  • Topic 13: Spanish-Language Literature of the Southwest. Same as Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 6: Spanish-Language Literature of the Southwest) and Spanish 341K. The study of culturally valuable Chicano literary texts; related readings in Mexican and other Hispanic works. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish 612 or 312L.
  • Topic 14: United States-Mexican Border Relations. Same as Government 337M (Topic 4: United States-Mexican Border Relations) and Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 4: United States-Mexican Border Relations). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.
  • Topic 15: Latino Politics. Same as Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 8: Latino Politics) and Government 370K (Topic 2: Latino Politics). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.
  • Topic 16: Texas, 1914 to the Present. Same as History 320R and Urban Studies 353 (Topic 2: Texas, 1914 to the Present). The steady dissociation of Texas from its Old South status to a transitional state and a power in national politics. Three semester hours of Texas history may be substituted for half of the legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
  • Topic 17: International Communication: Third World Issues. Same as Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 7: International Communication: Third World Issues) and Radio-Television-Film 342 (Topic 3: Third World Issues). Prerequisite: For radio-television-film majors, upper-division standing; consent of instructor; and the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305 and nine additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film; for others, upper-division standing and consent of instructor.
  • Topic 21: Essay in Mexican Thought and Culture. Same as Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 13: Essay in Mexican Thought and Culture) and Spanish 350 (Topic 2: Essay in Mexican Thought and Culture). Prerequisite: Spanish 322K or 328.
  • Topic 22: Mass Media and Minorities. Same as Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 10: Mass Media and Minorities). Survey of minority communication problems: alienation, fragmentation, media access; criticism and feedback for minority groups based on racial/ethnic background, age, sex, disability, social or economic class, and sexual orientation. Journalism 340C (Topic 1: Mass Media and Minorities) and Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 22) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
  • Topic 23: Mexican American Indigenous Heritage. Same as Anthropology 322M (Topic 10: Mexican American Indigenous Heritage). The prehistory, history, and contemporary racial understanding of Mexican Americans. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
  • Topic 24: Latinos and Media. Same as Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 12: Latinos and Media) and Radio-Television-Film 365 (Topic 6: Latinos and Media). Prerequisite: For radio-television-film majors, upper-division standing and the following coursework, with a grade of at least C in each course: Radio-Television-Film 305 and nine additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in radio-television-film; for others, upper-division standing and consent of instructor.
  • Topic 25: Chicano Educational Struggles. Same as Educational Psychology 362 (Topic 5: Chicano Educational Struggles). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
  • Topic 28: Politics and Culture of Contemporary Mexico. Same as Government 337M (Topic 5: Politics and Culture of Contemporary Mexico), Latin American Studies 325 (Topic 3: Politics and Culture of Contemporary Mexico), and Sociology 338M. Introduction to the contemporary Mexican political system and the ways in which political change and democratization are recasting the political and civic culture of contemporary Mexico. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.
  • Topic 29: Mexican and Mexican American Ballads. Same as Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 20: Mexican and Mexican American Ballads) and Spanish 350 (Topic 11: Mexican and Mexican American Ballads). Examines the corrido genre in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with special focus on its pivotal role in the Mexican Revolution and in the collision between cultures in the border zone. Prerequisite: Spanish 322K or 328.
  • Topic 30: Spanish for Health Care Professionals. Same as Spanish 367K (Topic 7: Spanish for Health Care Professionals). Designed to build fluency in both spoken and written Spanish that will enable the health care professional to communicate effectively with monolingual patients, to attend conferences or classes in Spanish, and to explain medical literature to patients. Prerequisite: Spanish 327G (or 327) and six additional semester hours of upper-division coursework in Spanish.
  • Topic 31: Rhetoric and Composition for Native Speakers. Same as Spanish 367K (Topic 8: Rhetoric and Composition for Native Speakers). Writing and oral expression for use in academic and professional settings. Prerequisite: Spanish 327G (or 327) and six additional semester hours of upper-division coursework in Spanish.

375. Internship. Restricted to Mexican American studies majors. Students participate in a nonpartisan, direct-service capacity in a community, civic, or government organization or program that facilitates the economic, political, and social development of the Mexican American community. Under the supervision of a faculty member, students write a report based on the internship project. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Additional weekly meeting times are sometimes required. With consent of the director or academic adviser, may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Mexican American Studies 310, 318, and 374; or consent of the director.

679H. Honors Tutorial Course. Restricted to Mexican American studies majors. Supervised research, readings, and writing of a substantial paper on a Mexican American studies topic. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Prerequisite: For 679HA, Mexican American Studies 361, 362, or 372 with a grade of A; admission to the Mexican American Studies Honors Program no later than two semesters before expected graduation; a University grade point average of at least 3.00; and a grade point average in Mexican American studies of at least 3.50; for 679HB, Mexican American Studies 679HA.

Many of the following courses may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Only topics in Mexican American studies may be counted as related courses in the Mexican American studies program.

For a description of each of the following courses, see the chapter for the college that offers the course.

College of Communication

Radio-Television-Film 359. Studies in Media and Culture.

Radio-Television-Film 365. Topical Studies in Mass Communication.

College of Liberal Arts

Anthropology 324L. Topics in Anthropology.

Anthropology 325L. Cultural Studies, Public Culture, and Folklore: Selected Topics.

English 314L. Introduction to Literary Studies.

English 325L. Folklore Areas: Selected Topics.

English 342. Life and Literature of the Southwest.

English 376L. Studies in Literary Themes and Traditions.

Government 312L. Issues and Policies in American Government (if approved by the director of the Center for Mexican American Studies).

Government 337M. Topics in Latin American Government and Politics.

Government 370K. Racial and Ethnic Politics.

Psychology 341K. Selected Topics in Psychology.

Rhetoric and Writing 306. Rhetoric and Writing (if approved by the director of the Center for Mexican American Studies).

Sociology 344. Racial and Ethnic Relations.

Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010

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