Headnotes and registration rules by department

Registering for UT courses is bound by rules within colleges and departments, which appear below.

School of Architecture

includes ARI architectural interior design | ARC Architecture | CRP community and regional planning | LAR landscape architecture

Frederick Steiner, dean, GOL 2.308, B7500, 471-1922
Kevin Alter
, associate dean, BTL 104, 471-6545
Kent Butler
, associate dean, SUT 3.102A, 471-0129
Nichole Wiedemann
, associate dean, GOL 2.310, 471-8110
undergraduate student matters 471-0109
graduate student matters 471-0134
website www.soa.utexas.edu

A final instructor assignment list will be posted outside GOL 2.116 and will supersede instructors printed in the Course Schedule.

Red McCombs School of Business

Thomas W. Gilligan, dean, GSB 2.104, B6000, 471-5921
Janet Dukerich
, sr associate dean, GSB 2.104, 471-5921
Eric Hirst
, associate dean, CBA 2.316, 471-7603
Paula Murray
, associate dean, CBA 2.400, 471-0690
MBA program office, CBA 2.316, 471-7612
email mccombsmba@mccombs.utexas.edu
website mba.mccombs.utexas.edu
undergraduate programs office, CBA 2.400, 471-0690
email texasbba@mccombs.utexas.edu
website www.mccombs.utexas.edu/udean

Business Foundations Program courses are designed for nonbusiness students and are not open to students enrolled in the McCombs School of Business. Nonbusiness students may register for the following Business Foundations Program courses: ACC 310F, FIN 320F, I B 320F, LEB 320F, MIS 302F, MAN 320F, and MKT 320F. Business Foundations Program courses may not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

All undergraduate business courses (with the exception of Business Foundations Program courses) are restricted to students who are enrolled in the McCombs School of Business.

Exceptions. See the headnote for each department in the school for any exceptions to the restrictions listed above.

Students are expected to meet course prerequisites. A student who has not met the prerequisites listed in this Course Schedule may be dropped from the course.

Business Administration

includes B A business administration | to Sch of Business rules »

Internship. Prior to registering for B A 353H, students must petition online at www.mccombs.utexas.edu/udean/internship and receive consent from the honors internship coordinator.

All graduate business courses are restricted to students currently enrolled in the MBA Program. Non-MBA graduate students may register for graduate business courses with the approval of the course instructor and the MBA Program Office, CBA 2.502.

B A 391 and 691. To register for B A 391 or 691, students must submit consent forms to the MBA Program Office. B A 191, 291, 391, and 691 consent forms for students in the McCombs School of Business are available at the MBA program website, and forms for non-McCombs students are available in CBA 2.502.

Non-MBA graduate students may register for graduate business courses on the fifth class day with the approval of the course instructor and the MBA Program Office, CBA 2.502.

Department of Accounting

includes ACC accounting | to Sch of Business rules »

Urton Anderson, chair, CBA 4M.202, B6400, 471-5215

Enrollment in undergraduate courses in the Department of Accounting is restricted to business students. Exceptions:

  • Nonbusiness majors whose degree programs specifically require an upper-division business course may take the required course. Students who find that they cannot add the course via the web should check with the undergraduate program office, CBA 2.400, for verification of eligibility to take the course. Enrollment exception petitions must be submitted prior to the fourth class day (second class day in summer).
  • ACC 310F (Business Foundations Program course) is open only to nonbusiness students. Business Foundations Program courses may not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Students are expected to meet course prerequisites. A student who has not met the stated prerequisites may be dropped from the course.

No student may register for any accounting course that requires consent of instructor or consent of the course coordinator without first receiving consent. Students without consent will be dropped from the course.

In addition to regularly scheduled classes, evening examinations lasting from one to three hours may be held at times announced in advance through the class syllabus, which the instructor must furnish the first week of regularly scheduled classes.

Graduate accounting classes are restricted to graduate students in the Red McCombs School of Business.

Internship. Prior to registering for ACC 353J, students must petition online at www.mccombs.utexas.edu/udean/internship and receive consent from the departmental internship coordinator.

Conference courses. Prior to registering for ACC 179C or ACC 379C, students must contact a faculty member of their choice in this department to discuss registration for independent study. After doing so, students must obtain written approval in the department chair's office.

Department of Finance

includes FIN finance | R E real estate | to Sch of Business rules »

Laura T. Starks, chair
Beverly Hadaway
, associate chair, CBA 6.222, B6600, 471-4368

Enrollment in undergraduate courses in the Department of Finance is restricted to business students. Exceptions:

  • Nonbusiness majors whose degree programs specifically require an upper-division business course may take the required course. Students who find that they cannot add the course via the web should check with the undergraduate program office, CBA 2.400, for verification of eligibility to take the course. Enrollment exception petitions must be submitted prior to the fourth class day (second class day in summer).
  • FIN 320F (Business Foundations Program course) is open only to nonbusiness students. Business Foundations Program courses may not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Students are expected to meet course prerequisites. A student who has not met the stated prerequisites may be dropped from the course.

In addition to regularly scheduled classes, evening examinations lasting from one to three hours may be held at times announced in advance through the class syllabus, which the instructor must furnish the first week of regularly scheduled classes.

Internship. Prior to registering for FIN 353, students must petition online at www.mccombs.utexas.edu/udean/internship and receive consent from the departmental internship coordinator.

Conference courses. Prior to registering for FIN 179C, FIN 379C, R E 179C, or R E 379C, students must contact a faculty member of their choice in this department to discuss registration for independent study. After doing so, students must obtain written approval in the department chair's office.

Department of Management

includes MAN management | to Sch of Business rules »

Pamela R. Haunschild, chair, CBA 4.202, B6300, 471-3676
website www.mccombs.utexas.edu/dept/management

Enrollment in undergraduate courses in the Department of Management is restricted to business students. Exceptions:

  • Nonbusiness majors whose degree programs specifically require an upper-division business course may take the required course. Students who find that they cannot add the course via the web should check with the undergraduate program office, CBA 2.400, for verification of eligibility to take the course. Enrollment exception petitions must be submitted prior to the fourth class day (second class day in summer).
  • MAN 320F (Business Foundations Program course) is open only to nonbusiness students. Business Foundations Program courses may not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Students are expected to meet course prerequisites. A student who has not met the stated prerequisites may be dropped from the course.

In addition to regularly scheduled classes, evening examinations lasting from one to three hours may be held at times announced in advance through the class syllabus, which the instructor must furnish the first week of regularly scheduled classes.

Internship. Prior to registering for MAN 353, students must petition online at www.mccombs.utexas.edu/udean/internship and receive consent from the departmental internship coordinator, Professor Doug Dierking.

Conference courses. Prior to registering for MAN 179C or MAN 379C, students must contact Professor Kathy Edwards, conference course coordinator, to discuss registration for independent study. After doing so, students must obtain written approval in the department chair's office.

Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management

includes LEB legal environment of business | MIS management information systems | O M operations management | R M risk management | STA statistics | to Sch of Business rules »

Douglas J. Morrice, chair
John R. Mote
, associate chair
Robert A. Prentice
, associate chair
CBA 5.202, B6500, 471-3322
website www.mccombs.utexas.edu/dept/irom

Enrollment in undergraduate courses in the Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management is restricted to business students. Exceptions:

  • Nonbusiness majors whose degree programs specifically require an upper-division business course may take the required course. Students who find that they cannot add the course via the Web should contact the Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management for verification of eligibility to take the course.
  • LEB 320F and MIS 302F Business Foundations Program courses are open only to nonbusiness students. Business Foundations Program courses may not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree.
  • O M courses are open to engineering students.
  • R M 357E is open to all upper-division business and engineering students and to economics and actuarial science majors.

Students are expected to meet course prerequisites. A student who has not met the stated prerequisites may be dropped from the course.

In addition to regularly scheduled classes, evening examinations lasting from one to three hours may be held at times announced in advance through the class syllabus, which the instructor must furnish the first week of regularly scheduled classes.

Internship. Prior to registering for MIS 353 or O M 353, students must petition online at www.mccombs.utexas.edu/udean/internship and receive consent from the departmental internship coordinator.

Conference courses. Prior to registering for LEB 179, LEB 379, MIS 179, MIS 379, O M 179, O M 379, or R M 379, students must contact a faculty member of their choice in this department to discuss registration for independent study. Students registering for these courses must obtain written approval in the department chair's office.

Department of Marketing

includes I B international business | MKT marketing | to Sch of Business rules »

Eli P. Cox III, chair, CBA 7.202, B6700, 471-1128

Enrollment in undergraduate courses in the Department of Marketing is restricted to business students. Exceptions:

  • Nonbusiness majors whose degree programs specifically require an upper-division business course may take the required course. Students who find that they cannot add the course via the web should check with the undergraduate program office, CBA 2.400, for verification of eligibility to take the course. Enrollment exception petitions must be submitted prior to the fourth class day (second class day in summer).
  • MKT 320F and I B 320F (Business Foundations Program courses) are open only to nonbusiness students. Business Foundations Program courses may not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Students are expected to meet course prerequisites. A student who has not met the stated prerequisites may be dropped from the course.

In addition to regularly scheduled classes, evening examinations lasting from one to three hours may be held at times announced in advance through the class syllabus, which the instructor must furnish the first week of regularly scheduled classes.

Internship. Prior to registering for MKT 353, students must petition online at www.mccombs.utexas.edu/udean/internship and receive consent from the departmental internship coordinator.

Conference courses. Prior to registering for MKT 179C, MKT 379C, I B 179C or I B 379C, students must contact a faculty member of their choice in this department to discuss registration for independent study. After doing so, students must obtain written approval in the department chair's office.

College of Communication

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Roderick P. Hart, dean, CMA A4.130, A0900, 471-5775
student affairs, Mark Bernstein, associate dean, CMA A4.140, 471-1553
website communication.utexas.edu

To enroll in upper-division courses in the College of Communication, a student must have a University grade point average of at least 2.25 and a grade point average in all courses taken in the College of Communication of at least 2.0. All work undertaken at the University of Texas at Austin, whether passed or failed, is used in determining an overall grade point average. A student who registers for any upper-division course in the College of Communication without the required average will be dropped from the course. Any student enrolled in a College of Communication course who does not attend the first class meeting may be dropped from that course.

All students within the College of Communication must have a grade of at least C in each course taken in the College of Communication that is counted toward the degree; if the course is offered on the pass/fail basis only, the student must have a symbol of CR. Courses cross-listed with departments outside the college must be taken under the college’s designation in order to be counted toward major requirements.

Course descriptions for Senior Fellows classes may be found online at: communication.utexas.edu/current/programs/srfellows/DEV75_006872.html.

Course descriptions for the UT in Los Angeles program may be found online at: www.utla.utexas.edu/courses.

Communication

includes COM communication

Department of Advertising

includes ADV advertising | P R public relations | to Col of Comm rules »

Isabella C. Cunningham, chair
general, undergraduate office: CMA A7.142, A1200, 471-1101
graduate office, CMA A7.242
Gary B. Wilcox
, graduate adviser
website advertising.utexas.edu

Departmental requirements. It is the student's responsibility to be aware before registering of course prerequisites and degree requirements published in the catalog. Changes to prerequisites and requirements published in the catalog are listed on information sheets available to students in the departmental office prior to registration. Students who fail to meet course prerequisites or to secure required consent prior to registering for a course may be dropped from that course.

Attendance. Any student enrolled in an advertising or public relations course who does not attend the first class meeting may be dropped from that course. Contact the departmental office prior to the first class meeting to report absences on that day due to emergencies only.

Grade point average. Prior to registering for any upper-division advertising or public relations course, students must have an overall grade point average of 2.25 and a 2.00 grade point average in all College of Communication courses.

Consent of supervising professor. Prior to registering for ADV 389, 698A, 698B, 398R, 399R, 699R, 999R, 399W, 699W, or 999W, graduate students must turn in a consent form to the graduate adviser with the written consent of the supervising professor. Contact the departmental office for consent application deadlines.

Consent of instructor. Prior to registering for certain advertising or public relations courses, students must obtain consent from the instructor. The consent process occurs before the first registration period - contact the department for deadlines. Students who miss the consent process or who do not receive consent should attend the first class meeting and ask the instructor for permission to add at that time.

Independent study courses. Prior to registering for ADV 379H, 379J, 479J, or any other independent study course, students must contact the faculty member of their choice in the Department of Advertising to discuss registration in these independent study courses. Students and faculty members will work together to plan the individual course material. After an agreement is reached, students must follow the procedure stated in the permission form available in the departmental office.

Advertising internship. Prior to registering for ADV 350, ADV 151, P R 321K, or P R 121L students must arrange their own internship. Advertising internship application forms and detailed information are available at advertising.utexas.edu/programs/internship.asp. Students must also turn in a letter to the internship coordinator confirming employment on company letterhead by the end of the first class week (fourth class day in the summer session) and attend the mandatory meetings for interns during the semester (meeting dates and times are posted in the departmental office). Failure to meet these requirements will result in a failing grade for the course. Note: No meetings are held during the summer session.

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

includes CSD communication sciences and disorders | to Col of Comm rules »

Craig Champlin, chair, CMA A7.214, A1100, 471-4119
website csd.utexas.edu

To enroll in upper-division communication sciences and disorders courses, a student must have a University grade point average of at least 2.25 and a grade point average in courses in the College of Communication of at least 2.0. All work undertaken at the University of Texas at Austin, whether passed or failed, is used in determining an overall grade point average. A student who registers for any upper-division course in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders without the required average will be dropped from the course.

Any student enrolled in a communication sciences and disorders course who does not attend the first class meeting may be dropped from that course.

Department of Communication Studies

includes CMS communication studies | to Col of Comm rules »

Barry Brummett, chair, CMA A7.114, A1105, 471-5251
website www.utexas.edu/coc/cms

To enroll in upper-division communication studies courses, a student must have a University grade point average of at least 2.25 and a grade point average in courses in the College of Communication of at least 2.0. All work undertaken at the University of Texas at Austin, whether passed or failed, is used in determining an overall grade point average. A student who registers for any upper-division course in the Department of Communication Studies without the required average will be dropped from the course.

Students may take no more than nine hours of communications studies coursework, including transfer work, before they have declared a major in communication studies. Exceptions may be made for students who have officially declared a communication studies minor with their colleges. Students minoring in communication studies may take only the number of hours required for a minor.

A student may not register for more than nine semester hours of communication studies in one semester or summer session.

Any student enrolled in a communication studies course who does not attend the first class meeting may be dropped from that course.

School of Journalism

includes J journalism | to Col of Comm rules »

Tracy Dahlby, director, CMA A6.144, A1000, 471-1845
website journalism.utexas.edu

To become an upper-division journalism major, a student must first have applied and been accepted as a major in one of the areas of study within the journalism program. In addition, to enroll in upper-division journalism courses, a student must have a University grade point average of at least 2.25 and a grade point average in courses in the College of Communication of at least 2.0. Non-journalism majors must apply for special permission to enroll in certain lower-division journalism courses and in most upper-division journalism courses. A student who registers for any upper-division course in the School of Journalism without the required average, prerequisites, or acceptance into an upper-division area of study will be dropped from the course.

The prerequisite of “upper-division standing” as listed in courses offered by the School of Journalism means that students must have been accepted into a sequence and met all other requirements as a journalism major.

A score of at least 45 on the College of Communication Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation (GSP) test and a score of at least 29 on the School of Journalism Word Processing Test are required for admission to most journalism courses.

Any student enrolled in a journalism course who does not attend the first class meeting or laboratory session may be dropped from that course.

Course descriptions may be accessed online at: journalism.utexas.edu/current/courses.

Department of Radio-Television-Film

includes RTF radio-television-film | to Col of Comm rules »

Sharon Strover, chair
general, undergraduate office: CMA A6.118, A0800, 471-4071
graduate office, CMA A6.116, 471-3532
Joseph Straubhaar and Andrew Garrison
, graduate advisers
website rtf.utexas.edu

Undergraduate program information. The Department of Radio-Television-Film offers a multidisciplinary undergraduate curriculum designed to suit the particular needs of students in the various fields of mass media communication. Because different upper-division courses have specific prerequisites, care should be taken in planning lower-division coursework. Prerequisites are listed with specific courses. Detailed course descriptions are available online at rtf.utexas.edu/undergraduate/courses and rtf.utexas.edu/graduate.

Consent information. Consent of instructor is required to enroll in a few upper-division RTF courses.

Information about the consent process will be announced to students electronically and on the department website during the semester.

Other departmental requirements and policies. Any student enrolled in RTF 317 or RTF 318 or in any upper-division RTF course who does not attend the first class meeting may be dropped from that course.

To count toward the student's degree, all RTF courses undertaken must be passed with a grade of at least C.

Enrollment in upper-division RTF courses is usually restricted to RTF majors. Enrollment in lower-division courses may be limited to RTF majors during certain registration periods.

To enroll in upper-division RTF courses, a student must have a University grade point average of at least 2.25 and a grade point average in courses in the College of Communication of at least 2.0 at the time of registration and at the beginning of the semester for which the student is registering. Upper-division courses in any area of RTF may be used to fulfill the degree requirement for eighteen semester hours of upper-division coursework in RTF.

It is the student's responsibility to be aware of all degree requirements published in chapter 4 of the Undergraduate Catalog. Students are also expected to maintain and check regularly an electronic mail address, and to review periodically the department website for updates on policies and other important information.

Equipment check-in and check-out procedure. Check-in and check-out of equipment for RTF production courses is by appointment only in CMB B2.105, 471-6565.

College of Education

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Manuel J. Justiz, dean
Marilyn C. Kameen
, sr associate dean
Sherry L. Field
, associate dean for teacher education, student affairs, and administration
Student Services Division, SZB 216, D5001, 471-3223
website www.utexas.edu/education

Certification. Students who are seeking teacher certification should select from the following options:

Certification.

early childhood thru grade 4

generalist or bilingual generalist

grades 4-8

math, science, English/language arts/reading, social studies

grades 8-12

math, science, computer science, English/language arts/reading, history, social studies, languages other than English

grades All-level

special education, art, music, theatre, kinesiology

  • Grades 4-8, 8-12, and all-level certification require an academic major in the subject to be taught.

Advising. Students interested in pursuing teacher certification in special education, kinesiology, or early childhood to grade four should consult an adviser in the College of Education Student Division, SZB 216. Students interested in pursuing teacher certification in English/language arts/reading, history, social studies, or languages other than English should consult an adviser in the UTeach Liberal Arts program, GEB 4.312. Students interested in pursuing teacher certification in math, science, or computer science should consult an adviser in the UTeach Natural Sciences program, PAI 4.02. Students interested in pursuing teacher certification in art, music, or theatre should consult an adviser in that department.

Grade policy. For students seeking early childhood through grade four or all-level generic special education certification, admission to the Professional Development Sequence requires a University grade point average of at least 2.5 and a grade of at least C in each prerequisite course in the major. To progress within the sequence, the student must maintain a University grade point average of at least 2.5 and earn a grade of at least C in each course in the sequence.

Applied Learning and Development

includes ALD applied learning and development

Sherry L. Field, SZB 216, D5001, 471-3223

Specific coursework related to applied learning and development is required of students seeking teacher certification before they begin their professional development sequence. Courses vary depending on which level of certification is being sought. Students seeking teacher certification will be given priority in registering for applied learning and development courses.

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

includes EDC curriculum and instruction | FLE foreign language education

Norma V. Cantu, chair, SZB 406, D5700, 471-5942
website www.edb.utexas.edu/ci

Admission to the professional development sequence of upper-division courses for teacher certification requires formal acceptance. See an academic advisor in SZB 216 for admission requirements.

Students who do not meet the prerequisite for a course may be dropped from that course.

FLE 698A, 698B, 398R, 399R, 699R, 999R, 399W, 699W, and 999W are restricted to foreign language education majors.

Department of Educational Administration

includes EDA educational administration | to Col of Ed rules »

Walter G. Bumphus, chair, SZB 329, D5400, 471-7551
website www.edb.utexas.edu/education/departments/edadmin

Department of Educational Psychology

includes EDP educational psychology | to Col of Ed rules »

Edmund T. Emmer, chair, SZB 504, D5800, 471-4155
email edpsych@teachnet.edb.utexas.edu
website edpsych.edb.utexas.edu/

Students enrolled in EDP 310, 363, 363M, or 371 must complete a research requirement consisting of either four hours of participation as subjects in educational psychology research studies or an alternate research assignment.

Departmental approval is required to register for most graduate courses. See individual course notelines. Call 471-4155 or 471-0500 for registration assistance.

Department of Kinesiology and Health Education

includes HED health education | KIN kinesiology | PED physical education | to Col of Ed rules »

John L. Ivy, chair, BEL 222, D3700, 471-1273

Physical education for the general college student. PED 101C-108S courses are physical activity courses provided on an elective basis to the general college student. Hours earned by taking physical activity courses may be counted in the lower-division hours required for a degree as approved in the degree programs of the various colleges and schools.

Those classes not designated for men or for women are coeducational and may be selected by both men and women.

The meeting times listed in this Course Schedule include any time necessary prior to and following the activity period of one hour.

The classification "beginning" or "basic" indicates that the instruction will be based on the assumption that the students enrolled have very little or no prior formal instruction or equivalent experience in the activity. To qualify for an intermediate- or advanced-level course, a student must have completed a semester or the equivalent of beginning- or intermediate-level instruction, respectively.

Students with health problems or other limitations on physical activity should consult with the medical staff of the Student Health Center for health grade classification and advice regarding participation in physical activity courses.

Science

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James P. Barufaldi, SZB 340F, D5700, 471-7354
email jamesb@mail.utexas.edu


Science-Mathematics Education

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Helen Taylor Martin, graduate adviser, SZB 462, D5700, 232-9686
email taylormartin@mail.utexas.edu
Jennifer Wagner
, graduate coordinator, SZB 462, D5700, 471-3747
website www.edb.utexas.edu/sme

Department of Special Education

includes SED special education | to Col of Ed rules »

Herbert J. Rieth, chair, SZB 306, D5300, 471-4161
email redset@mail.utexas.edu
website www.edb.utexas.edu/sped

Cockrell School of Engineering

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Gregory L. Fenves, dean, ECJ 10.310, C2100, 471-1166
Gerald E. Speitel, Jr.
, associate dean for academic affairs, ECJ 10.326, 471-7995
John G. Ekerdt
, associate dean for research, ECJ 10.334, 471-2125
Alvin H. Meyer
, associate dean for student affairs, ECJ 2.200, 471-4321
email student-affairs@engr.utexas.edu
website www.engr.utexas.edu

Courses for first-semester engineering majors

A Credit by Examination. If you are eligible for credit by examination from Advanced Placement Examinations, SAT II: Subject Tests, etc., contact the DIIA Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment in the BWY Bridgeway bldg to receive appropriate credit.
website www.utexas.edu/academic/mec

B Placement in Mathematics. Your mathematics course sequence depends on your score for the SAT II Subject Test in Mathematics (Level 1 or 2). Scores for Level 2 are shown in parentheses.

  • 1 If your score is 560 to 590 (530 to 550), you are eligible to enroll in M 408C but are encouraged to enroll in M 408K.
  • 2 If your score is 600(560) or greater, you may enroll in M 408C

C Placement in Chemistry. Your chemistry course sequence depends upon the following:

  • 1 If your score on the College Board SAT II Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1 is 560 or greater or if you have credit for M 305G with a grade of at least C, you may enroll in CH 301.
  • 2 If you have credit for CH 301 with a grade of at least C, you may enroll in CH 302.
  • Note The University of Texas at Austin Test for Credit in Chemistry 301 is required for chemical engineering majors who have studied chemistry in high school and who do not have credit for CH 301 or the equivalent.

    If you received credit for CH 301 by passing the University of Texas at Austin Test for Credit in Chemistry 301 and are a chemical, biomedical, civil, or petroleum engineering major, you should enroll in CH 302. This course is optional in other degree programs.

D Placement in Physics. Your physics course sequence depends upon the following:

  • 1 If you completed a course in high school physics and have credit for M 408C or 408K, enroll in PHY 303K and 103M.
  • 2 If you did not complete a course in high school physics, enroll in PHY 306. To enroll in PHY 306 you must have credit for M 305G and it is assumed that you will be concurrently enrolled in either M 408C or 408K.

Admission to major sequence courses. A student may not register for any major sequence course in engineering unless that student has been admitted to a major sequence in engineering. Students who have been admitted will have a major sequence advising code identified as such in the Academic Advising section of this Course Schedule. (At www.engr.utexas.edu/academics/policies/majorsequence.cfm, engineering students may apply for admission to Major Sequence.)

Certain deadlines are applicable (see chapter 6 of the Undergraduate Catalog).

General Engineering

includes G E general engineering | to Col of Engr rules »

Alvin H. Meyer, ECJ 2.200, C2108, 471-4321
email student-affairs@engr.utexas.edu
website www.engr.utexas.edu/academics/ge.cfm

Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

includes ASE aerospace engineering | E M engineering mechanics | to Col of Engr rules »

Robert H. Bishop, chair, WRW 215, C0600, 471-7593
undergraduate affairs, WRW 215B, 471-7594
email ase.undergrad@mail.ae.utexas.edu
graduate affairs, WRW 215D, 471-7595
email ase.grad@mail.ae.utexas.edu
website www.ae.utexas.edu

Department of Biomedical Engineering

includes BME biomedical engineering | to Col of Engr rules »

Kenneth R. Diller, chair, BME 3.110, C0800, 471-3604
undergraduate advising office, BME 3.308, 471-4254
email ugbme@engr.utexas.edu
graduate advising office, BME 3.308, 475-8500
email gradbme@engr.utexas.edu
website www.bme.utexas.edu

Biomedical engineering is focused on the design and development of engineered medical, therapeutic and diagnostic devices and processes for health care delivery. The Biomedical Engineering Department integrates the strengths of the Cockrell School of Engineering and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Department of Chemical Engineering

includes CHE chemical engineering | to Col of Engr rules »

Roger T. Bonnecaze, chair, CPE 2.802E, C0400, 471-5238
graduate affairs, CPE 3.408, 471-6991
undergraduate affairs, CPE 2.706, 471-6443
email ugoffice@che.utexas.edu
website www.che.utexas.edu/undergrad.html

The University of Texas at Austin Test for Credit in Chemistry 301 is required for chemical engineering majors who have studied chemistry in high school and who do not have credit for CH 301 or the equivalent. Contact the Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment, 2616 Wichita, 471-3032, for further information.

Only chemical engineering students with overall grade-point averages of 3.5 or higher are eligible to register for chemical engineering honors courses.

Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering

includes ARE architectural engineering | C E Civil engineering | to Col of Engr rules »

Sharon L. Wood, chair, ECJ 4.200, C1700, 471-4921
email caee@engr.utexas.edu
website www.caee.utexas.edu

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

includes E E electrical engineering | to Col of Engr rules »

Anthony P. Ambler, chair, ENS 236, C0803, 471-6179
undergraduate student office, ENS 135, 471-1851
email advising@ece.utexas.edu
graduate student office, ENS 101, 471-8511
email gulick@mail.utexas.edu
website www.ece.utexas.edu

Undergraduate courses in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are generally restricted to Electrical and Computer Engineering students; however, certain courses are open to other majors when the course is part of a required or optional sequence in the degree program.

Graduate courses in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are available to all graduate students enrolled at UT Austin with the exception of the Option III courses.

Courses denoted by the suffixes -SE and -ICS are restricted to students in the Option III Software Engineering and Integrated Circuits and Systems Programs, respectively. Classes meet all day on Friday and Saturday one weekend per month. The two-year program fees are $34,000 ($17,000 per year) for the Software Engineering Program and $40,000 ($20,000 per year) for the Integrated Circuits and Systems Program. Fees include tuition, orientation, summer projects courses, lab fees, textbooks, course materials, software, master's report courses, and graduation. Fees are subject to change.

Engineering Management

includes ENM engineering management | to Col of Engr rules »

Anthony P. Ambler, director
P O Box H, 78713-8908
CEE 1.204, A2800, 232-5172
email utmasters@engr.utexas.edu
website lifelong.engr.utexas.edu/eem

Engineering Management is a two-year Option III program offered by the Cockrell School of Engineering. The program enables special scheduling so that professionals may remain close to their technical careers in industry while earning a Master of Science degree with a major in engineering management. Courses include project management, risk analysis, system design metrics, managing organizations, and legal issues.

ENM courses are restricted to students in the Engineering Management program. Classes meet all day Friday and Saturday one weekend per month. The fee for the two-year Engineering Management program is $36,000 ($18,000 per year). This amount includes program fees, orientation, summer project course, summer seminar, textbooks, course materials, software, Master's report, and graduation.

Manufacturing Systems Engineering

includes MFG manufacturing systems engineering | to Col of Engr rules »

Joseph J. Beaman Jr., chair, ETC 5.208A, C2200, 471-1131
graduate affairs, John W. Barnes, ETC 5.128D, 471-3083
email wbarnes@mail.utexas.edu
website www.me.utexas.edu

Materials Science and Engineering

includes MSE materials science and engineering | to Col of Engr rules »

Donald R. Paul, director, ETC 8.172, C2201, 471-1504
website www.tmi.utexas.edu

Materials Science and Engineering is an interdisciplinary program offered by the Cockrell School of Engineering and the College of Natural Sciences. Appropriate course offerings for the program are listed in the Departments of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Physics.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

includes M E mechanical engineering | to Col of Engr rules »

Joseph J. Beaman Jr., chair, ETC 5.208A, C2200, 471-1131
undergraduate affairs, ETC 5.224, 471-1136
graduate affairs, ETC 5.204, 232-2702
email meugo@www.me.utexas.edu or gradofc@www.me.utexas.edu
website www.me.utexas.edu

Operations Research and Industrial Engineering

includes ORI operations research and industrial engineering | to Col of Engr rules »

David P. Morton, ETC 5.118, C2200, 471-4104
email morton@mail.utexas.edu

Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering

includes PGE petroleum and geosystems engineering | to Col of Engr rules »

Tad Patzek, chair, CPE 2.502, C0300, 471-3161
website www.pge.utexas.edu

All undergraduate students entering the petroleum engineering degree program must be admitted to the major sequence before they are eligible to take major sequence courses. These include all PGE courses other than 102, 203, 310, 312, 320, 322K, and 325LX. Refer to chapter 6 of the most recent edition of the Undergraduate Catalog.

For information concerning the program in Energy and Earth Resources, contact Professor Charles Groat, JGB 6.218, 471-1772.

College of Fine Arts

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Douglas Dempster, dean, DFA 2.4, D1400, 471-1655
student academic affairs: Rachel Martin, asst dean, DFA 1.103, 471-5011
website www.finearts.utexas.edu

Fine Arts

includes F A fine arts

Rachel Martin, asst dean, DFA 1.103, D1400, 471-5011

Department of Art and Art History

includes AED art education | ARH art history | DES design | ART studio art | VAS visual art studies

John A. Yancey, chair
undergraduate student office, ART 3.334, D1300, 475-7718
graduate student office for AED, ART, DES: ART 3.320, D1300, 471-3377
graduate student office for ARH: DFA 2.124B, D1300, 232-2047
website www.utexas.edu/cofa/a_ah

Students registering for studio art, art history, art education, design, or visual art studies courses must meet undergraduate admissions and course prerequisites specified in Chapter 7 of the Undergraduate Catalog and graduate admission and course prerequisites specified in Chapter 4 of the Graduate Catalog.

Art education and visual arts studies. Students who are interested in courses related to art education at the graduate level will find them listed as AED art education or as VAS visual art studies at the undergraduate level. Non-departmental majors interested in registering for undergraduate VAS courses are eligible to enroll in VAS 221C/121D.

Art history: Non-departmental majors are eligible for enrollment in ARH 301, ARH 302, and ARH 303. For non-departmental majors interested in registering for upper-division art history courses, at least one of the introductory courses (ARH 301, 302, or 303) is advisable as a prerequisite, but is not required (unless otherwise stated.)

Design. DES design courses are restricted to students admitted to that major.

Studio art. ART studio art courses are restricted to approved majors. Non-departmental majors interested in registering for studio art courses are eligible to enroll in ART 320K art ART 320L only.

Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music

includes BSN bassoon | CLA clarinet | CON conducting | D B double bass | DRS drum set | EUP euphonium | FLU flute | F H French horn | GUI guitar | HAR harp | MUS music | OBO oboe | OPR opera | ORG organ | PER percussion | PIA piano | SAX saxophone | TRO trombone | TRU trumpet | TBA tuba | VIA viola | VIO violin | V C violoncello | VOI voice | to Col of Fine Arts rules »

B. Glenn Chandler, director
student office, MRH 3.836, E3100, 471-7764
email generalinfo@mail.music.utexas.edu
website www.music.utexas.edu

School of Music approval and confirmation of the instructor to whom a student has been assigned must be obtained in MRH 3.836 before a student may register for or add any of the following music performance courses: BSN Bassoon; CLA Clarinet; CON Conducting; D B Double Bass; DRS Drum Set; EUP Euphonium; FLU Flute; F H French Horn; GUI Guitar; HAR Harp; OBO Oboe; OPR Opera; ORG Organ; PER Percussion; PIA Piano; SAX Saxophone; TRO Trombone; TRU Trumpet; TBA Tuba; VIA Viola; VIO Violin; V C Violoncello; VOI Voice.

All ensemble courses are open to any University student who qualifies by audition, and all may be repeated for credit. Contact the School of Music for information about ensemble schedules and conductors.

Graduate students who wish to enroll in ensemble courses should register for topics of MUS 180K or 280K.

Department of Theatre and Dance

includes T D theatre and dance | DRM drama | to Col of Fine Arts rules »

Holly Williams, interim chair, WIN 1.142, D3900, 471-5793
undergraduate student office, WIN 1.118, D3900, 232-5308
graduate student office, WIN 2.117, D3900, 475-7336
website www.finearts.utexas.edu/tad

For more information on topics courses, please visit: www.finearts.utexas.edu/tad/degree_programs/course_descrips.cfm.

John A. and Katherine G. Jackson School of Geosciences

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Charles G. Groat, interim dean
JGB 6.218, C1160, 471-6048, fax 471-5585
website www.jsg.utexas.edu

Energy and Earth Resources Graduate Program

includes EER energy and earth resources | to Sch of Geosci rules »

Christopher Jablonowski, acting director, JGB 2.314, C1100, 471-9875
website www.jsg.utexas.edu/eer

Department of Geological Sciences

includes GEO geological sciences | to Sch of Geosci rules »

Sharon Mosher, chair, JGB 2.104A, C1100, 471-5172, Fax 471-0959
undergraduate office JGB 2.120, 471-4486
graduate office JGB 2.120, 471-6098
website www.geo.utexas.edu

School of Information

includes INF information studies | to top of rules »

Andrew Dillon, dean, SZB 564, D7000, 471-3821
email info@ischool.utexas.edu
website www.ischool.utexas.edu

INF 312 Information in Cyberspace is a team-taught, web-based course open to all undergraduate students. For more information, see www.ischool.utexas.edu/courses/course_details.php?CourseID=146.

School of Law

includes LAW law | to top of rules »

Lawrence Sager, dean, TNH 2.119B, D1800, 471-5151
website www.utexas.edu/law

Non-law graduate students may not register for law classes until after the law school early registration period, and then only with the approval of the assistant dean for student affairs of the School of Law. Undergraduate students may not take law classes.

For requirements for the Doctor of Jurisprudence degree, see the Law School Catalog.

College of Liberal Arts

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Randy L. Diehl, dean, GEB 3.200, G6000, 471-4141
Richard R. Flores
, associate dean for academic affairs, GEB 3.200, G6000, 471-4141
Daniel Slesnick
, associate dean for research facilities and instructional support, GEB 3.200, G6000, 471-4141
Marc A. Musick
, associate dean for student affairs, GEB 2.200, G6100, 471-4271
website www.utexas.edu/cola

Liberal Arts

includes L A liberal arts

Liberal Arts Honors

includes LAH liberal arts honors | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Larry Carver, director, GEB 1.206, G6210, 471-3458
email lahonors@uts.cc.utexas.edu
website www.utexas.edu/cola/lahonors

The College of Liberal Arts offers upper-division honors courses for students in the college who are pursuing the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I. Plan I students who have completed at least sixty semester hours of coursework and have earned a University grade point average of at least 3.50 are eligible to enroll in these courses. To find complete course descriptions, please go to web.austin.utexas.edu/cola/students/courses/search.cfm.

The requirements for graduation with liberal arts honors are (1) graduation from the College of Liberal Arts with a Bachelor of Arts, Plan I or a Bachelor of Science in Psychology; (2) a University grade point average of at least 3.50 at graduation; (3) completion of at least three upper-division liberal arts honors (LAH) courses with grades of A in two of the courses and a grade of at least B in the third; and (4) completion in residence at the University of at least sixty semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree. The statement "Liberal Arts Honors" appears on the academic record of each graduate who fulfills these requirements. The student may earn both liberal arts honors and special honors in his or her major department.

Department of American Studies

includes AMS American studies | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Steven D. Hoelscher, chair, BUR 437, B7100, 471-7277
email cfrese@mail.utexas.edu
website www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/ams

The Department of American Studies will add students to open classes through the fourth class day. A late add form, with permission from the instructor, is required during the fifth through twelfth class days; instructors are not required to add students to their classes, even if seats are available.

For American studies course descriptions please visit: www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/ams/courses.

Upper-division standing is strongly recommended for registration in all upper-division courses in American studies.

AMS 370 is a small upper-division substantial writing component seminar course in which students are required to contribute to discussions, conduct research, and complete a considerable amount of readings. Since American studies majors are required to take nine hours of AMS 370, the majority of seats are restricted to American studies majors.

Student may not register for more than two sections of AMS 370 in one semester. The department may drop students from AMS 370 if they enroll in more than two sections in one semester or have completed less than 60 hours of college coursework.

Department of Anthropology

includes ANT anthropology | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Samuel Wilson, chair, EPS 1.130, C3200, 471-4206
undergraduate office, 232-2181
graduate office, 232-2180
website www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/anthropology

  • Science, Technology, and Society
    includes STS science, technology, and society | to Col of Lib Arts rules »
    email sts@uts.cc.utexas.edu
    website www.sts.utexas.edu

    Science, Technology, and Society is an interdisciplinary program in the College of Liberal Arts designed to prepare students to become leaders in the humane, intelligent, and critical uses of emerging technologies.

Archaeological Studies

includes ARY archaeology | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Fred Valdez, director, EPS 1.130, C3200, 471-0060
undergraduate office, 232-2181

Department of Asian Studies

includes ANS Asian studies | CHI Chinese | HIN Hindi | JPN Japanese | KOR Korean | MAL Malayalam | SAN Sanskrit | TAM Tamil | TEL Telugu | URD Urdu | VTN Vietnamese | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Joel P. Brereton, chair
WCH 4.134, G9300, 471-5811
website www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/asianstudies

Lower-division language course sequences.

level 1

506

2

507

combined 1 and 2

604 (for students who can already understand or speak the language, but need to learn reading and writing)

3

312K or 412K

4

312L or 412L

combined 3 and 4

612 (only students who have taken 604 or placed out of levels 1 and 2 should take 612; the option of 604 and 612 is currently available for CHI, HIN, and KOR courses only)


Registration for Chinese language courses.
Prerequisites for Chinese language courses must be satisfied by courses taken in residence at UT. All other prospective students with prior knowledge of Chinese, however acquired, must take the Chinese placement exam offered by Instructional Innovation and Assessment and return to the undergraduate adviser in Asian Studies with one’s score report for evaluation and placement before registering for Chinese language courses.

Registration for Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu language courses. All students with some knowledge of Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, or Urdu, however acquired, who enroll for the first time in a University of Texas at Austin lower-division Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, or Urdu course must take the placement test to determine the appropriate course for which they should register.

Registration for Vietnamese language courses. All students wishing to enroll in a Vietnamese course for the first time at the University of Texas at Austin must take the Vietnamese placement test.

Registration for Japanese language courses. With the exception of students who have previously completed one or more Japanese courses at the university level, all students with some knowledge of Japanese who enroll for the first time in a University of Texas at Austin Japanese course must take the Japanese placement test to determine the appropriate course for which they should register. Students with university-level credit for Japanese should contact the department to discuss which course is most appropriate for them.

Registration for Korean language courses. All students with some knowledge of Korean, however acquired, who enroll for the first time in a University of Texas at Austin Korean course must take the UT Austin placement exam for Korean to determine the appropriate course for which they should register. Accelerated KOR 604 and 612 are designed for students who understand and speak but do not read or write Korean; these students may not take KOR 506, 507, 412K, or 412L. To enroll in KOR 604, a student must have taken the placement exam and the results must indicate that the student is ineligible to receive credit for KOR 507. Students registering for KOR 604 must not claim credit for KOR 506.

Language placement tests. Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Urdu, and Vietnamese placement tests are administered by the Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment, 2616 Wichita, 471-3032 and are given only at scheduled times immediately prior to registration. Contact the Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment for a schedule of test dates. Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu credit tests are administered and scheduled annually or semesterly through the Department of Asian Studies. Contact the department for a schedule of test dates. Individual tests are not given.

Catalogs, degree requirements, advising. Students should consult the Asian Studies advisers to determine under which catalog they are eligible to graduate. The advisers will determine which courses will satisfy the major, minor, and degree requirements specified in the catalog the student will follow.

Department of Classics

includes AHC ancient history and classical civilization | C C classical civilization | GK Greek | LAT Latin | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Stephen A. White, chair, WAG 123B, C3400, 471-5742
website www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/classics

Classical civilization. A knowledge of Latin or Greek is not required for courses in classical civilization. Classical civilization courses may not be counted as foreign language credit, though they may be counted toward a minor in some degree programs.

Unless otherwise indicated, all Greek courses are ancient Greek (including New Testament Greek).

Greek for degree requirements. Greek courses may be used to satisfy the foreign language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I. For further information, see the Undergraduate Catalog.

Greek lower-division sequences. Students beginning ancient Greek may take the regular sequence, GK 506 and 507, the accelerated course GK 606Q, or the intensive summer courses GK 804 and GK 412, followed by 311, and 312K or 312L.

Latin for degree requirements. Latin courses may be used to satisfy the foreign language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I. For further information, see the Undergraduate Catalog.

Latin lower-division sequences. In general, students with no previous credit in Latin, from high school or another college, should follow the regular sequence (LAT 506, 507, 311, and 312K or 312M or 316). However, advanced and graduate students and students with a strong linguistic background should follow the accelerated sequence (LAT 506Q or 508, and 511K, for students who receive a grade of A in 506Q or 508).

Latin sequence.

regular Latin sequence

accelerated Latin sequence

506 and 507

506Q or 508

311

511K

312K or 312M or 316

 
  • Students with high school credit in Latin usually begin Latin at a higher level. For instance, with two entrance units in Latin, a student should register for LAT 508 or 506Q and then continue with LAT 311 and 312K or 312M or 316. LAT 508 offers a review of fundamentals equivalent to LAT 506 and 507. LAT 506Q is accelerated beginning Latin, equivalent to LAT 506 and 507. For further information, consult the undergraduate adviser.
  • Placement tests. A placement test in Latin is administered prior to the fall and spring semesters (in August and January, respectively). The test is not mandatory, but may be taken by students who wish to earn credit by examination for LAT 506, 507, 311, and 312K or 312M. For further information, consult the undergraduate adviser or the Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment, 2616 Wichita, 471-3032.

Cognitive Science

includes CGS cognitive science | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

David I. Beaver, CAL 405, B5100, 471-1701

Comparative Literature

includes C L comparative Literature | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Elizabeth Richmond-Garza, CAL 217, B5003, 471-1925
email complit@austin.utexas.edu
website www.utexas.edu/cola/progs/complit

No student may register for a graduate course in comparative literature without the approval of the graduate adviser in comparative literature, CAL 215.

Americo Paredes Center for Cultural Studies

includes CLS cultural studies | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

John Hartigan, director, EPS 1.130E, C3200, 471-5689
website www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/culturalstudies

Department of Economics

includes ECO economics | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Dale O. Stahl, chair, BRB 1.116, C3100, 471-3211
undergraduate advising office, BRB 1.114A, 471-2973
graduate coordinator, BRB 1.114F, 475-8510
website www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/economics

Prerequisites. Prior to enrollment in any Economics course, students should be certain that they meet the stated prerequisite. Students who do not meet listed prerequisites for a course will be dropped from that course. For those economics courses requiring calculus: M 403K, 403L, and their equivalents may not be substituted for M408C and M 408D or M 408K, 408L, and 408M.

Economics majors. All economics majors must complete the following courses with a grade of C or better in order to progress in the major: ECO 304K, 304L, 420K, 320L, and 329.

Restrictions. Registration priority is given to declared economics majors for the following courses: ECO 420K, 320L, 329, and listed writing component courses. Others may seek assistance in registration for these courses through the undergraduate advising office. Enrollment in these courses will be handled on a space-available basis.

Students may not attempt ECO 420K more than twice. A Q-drop is considered an attempt.

Students may not attempt more than 10 hours of economics coursework in a semester.

No economics courses may be added after the third class meeting.

For updates to course offerings and information regarding course availability, please consult the class listings in this Course Schedule.

Department of English

includes E English | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Elizabeth Cullingford, chair, PAR 108, B5000, 471-4991
undergraduate advising office, PAR 114, 471-5736
graduate office, CAL 210, 471-5132
website www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/english

E 316K. The prerequisite for E 316K is completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework, including E 603A, RHE 306, 306Q, or T C 603A, and a passing score on the reading section of the THEA test. Students who do not have this prerequisite will be dropped from the course.

General statements. An enrolled student who does not attend any of the first three class meetings may be dropped from that course.

No English courses may be added after the third class meeting.

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

Course descriptions can be found online at www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/english/courses/descriptions.html.

Upper-division English. The normal prerequisite for upper-division English courses is nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.

Upper-division English courses are open to all students with the normal prerequisites although priority to register is given to English majors.

English majors are strongly encouraged to take E 314L or 314V before registering for their first upper-division English course. E 322 may be taken only once for major credit, and E 324 will not be counted toward fulfillment of major requirements.

Non-English majors with at least thirty semester hours of coursework, including C L 315, E 603B, E 316K or T C 603B, are eligible to take E 324.

Ethnic Studies

Ethnic Studies is comprised of course offerings in African and African American Studies, Asian American Studies, and Mexican American Studies. | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Center for European Studies

includes EUS European studies | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Douglas Biow, director, MEZ 3.126, center office 232-3470
email ces@mail.la.utexas.edu
website www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/european_studies

EUS 375 is restricted to students pursuing the major in European Studies. Consent of the director is required prior to registering.

Department of French and Italian

includes FR French | F C French civilization | ITL Italian | ITC Italian civilization | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Daniela Bini, chair, HRH 2.114A, B7600, 471-5531
website www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/frenchitalian

All students with high school French but no college credit who wish to enroll for the first time in a University of Texas at Austin French course must take a placement test. A schedule of administration dates for the placement test may be obtained from the Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment, 2616 Wichita, 471-3032, or at www.utexas.edu/academic/mec/cbe/testperiod.html.

All students without prior knowledge of Italian must take ITL 506 or ITL 604. All students with some knowledge of Italian, however acquired, who enroll for the first time in a University of Texas at Austin course in Italian must have taken a placement test in Italian prior to registration to determine the appropriate course for which they should register. For information, inquire at HRH 2.114A.

Information regarding the foreign language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I, may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Types of courses. Courses in this department are designated FR (French), F C (French civilization), ITL (Italian), and ITC (Italian civilization).

French civilization courses may not be counted toward a major in French or toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree.

Courses with both lectures and readings in English include all F C French civilization and ITC Italian civilization courses. ITC 360 may be counted toward a major in Italian.

The only course with lectures in English and readings in the foreign language is FR 301.

All other courses are conducted primarily in the foreign language.

All classes are designed to accommodate 35 or fewer students unless otherwise stated.

Course levels and placement. Lower-division courses in French and Italian are at four levels with options available as indicated below.

French and Italian levels and placement.

French

level 1

FR 506

2

FR 507 (for students who completed 506 at the University with a grade of at least C) or FR 508K (for students with transfer or placement credit for 506)

combined 1 and 2

FR 604

3

FR 312K

4

FR 312L or 312N

combined 3 and 4

FR 612 (combines 312K and either 312L or 312N)

Italian

level 1

ITL 506

2

ITL 507

combined 1 and 2

ITL 604

3

ITL 312K

4

ITL 312L

combined 3 and 4

ITL 612

Department of Geography and the Environment

includes GRG geography | URB urban studies | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Leo Zonn, chair, GRG 334, A3100, 471-5116
Calina Coakwell
, undergraduate adviser
email calina@austin.utexas.edu
website www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/geography

In addition to any other prerequisites listed all graduate courses require graduate standing.

  • Urban Studies
    Paul Adams
    , GRG 414, A3100
    undergraduate advising office, GRG 332, 232-1584
    email calina@austin.utexas.edu
    website www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/geography/urb

    Students are strongly discouraged from adding urban studies courses after the third class day. After the first class meeting, adding courses will require the instructor's written consent if courses cannot be added online.

    URB 301, 315, 360, and 370 are requirements for the urban studies major. URB 315 and 370 are restricted to urban studies majors. Priority for registration in UTB 360 will be given to urban studies majors while enrollment of geography majors will be permitted on a space-available basis.

    Upper-division standing is required for registration in all upper-division courses in urban studies. Priority to register for upper-division urban studies courses, especially writing component courses, is given to urban studies majors.

Department of Germanic Studies

includes DAN Danish | DCH Dutch | GER German | GRC Germanic civilization | NOR Norwegian | SCA Scandinavian | SWE Swedish | YID Yiddish | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

John M. Hoberman, chair, BUR 336, C3300, 471-4123
website www.utexas.edu/depts/german/main.html

All students with some knowledge of German, however acquired, who enroll for the first time in a University of Texas at Austin German course should take the UT German Placement Test to determine the appropriate course for which they should register. Test results also serve as the basis for awarding credit in one or more of the following courses: GER 506, 507, 312K, 312L. Placement tests, which are administered by the Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment, will be given only at scheduled times immediately prior to registration and during summer orientation sessions. Contact the Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment, 2616 Wichita, 232-2662, for a schedule of test dates.

Foreign language requirement. Under provisions of the most recent college and school catalogs, the foreign language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I, is the attainment of a fourth-semester proficiency in the foreign language. The courses normally used to satisfy this proficiency in German are 310, 612, 312L or 312W. Only one of these fourth-semester courses will count toward satisfaction of the foreign language requirement, but another may be taken if the student wants the second course for elective credit. After completing the fourth-semester requirement, students may take GER 118C or 218C for lower-division elective credit.

For all languages taught in the department (Danish, Dutch, German, Norwegian, Swedish, and Yiddish) a two-semester sequence, 604 and 612, is available. These accelerated courses enable the student to fulfill the foreign language requirement in two semesters. For information about upper-division courses in these languages, contact the undergraduate adviser.

Intensive programs.

  • A. Fall-semester 604. Highly motivated students may enroll for this one-semester intensive course which provides the content of first-year foreign language. Class meets six hours a week.
  • B. Spring-semester 612. Highly motivated students who have completed 604, 507, or the equivalent may enroll for this one-semester intensive course which provides the content of second-year foreign language. Class meets six hours a week.

Germanic civilization and Scandinavian courses. All Germanic civilization and Scandinavian courses are taught in English with English-language texts. GRC and SCA courses are offered on both the lower-division and upper-division levels. Germanic civilization courses may not be counted toward a major in German or toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. GRC and SCA courses are frequently offered as writing component courses.

Department of Government

includes GOV government | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Gary P. Freeman, chair
undergraduate advising office, BAT 2.112, 232-7283
graduate office, BAT 2.120A, 232-7261
main office, BAT 2.116, A1800, 471-5121; fax 471-1061
website www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/government

The Department of Government offers in residence only one major sequence to satisfy the legislative requirement of six hours of American government. The courses are as follows:

  • GOV 310L. This course is a standardized three-hour introduction to American national, state, and local political institutions and policies, and includes a study of the United States and Texas constitutions. An honors section of GOV 310L, American Government-Honors, designed specifically for Plan I honors and Plan II students, is offered once a year, usually in the fall semester. The prerequisite for GOV 310L is twelve semester hours of college coursework.

    Credit for the first three hours of the legislative requirement can be earned by eligible students who make a satisfactory score on the College Board Advanced Placement Examination and CLEP American Government Subject Examination with supplemental test items in Texas government. Information about this test may be obtained from the Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment, 2616 Wichita, 471-3032. Only those students who meet all of the following requirements are eligible to receive credit by examination for GOV 310L: 1) have neither a passing nor failing grade for GOV 310L; 2) are not currently enrolled in GOV 310L; 3) have not taken the CLEP American Government Subject Examination within the past six months.
  • GOV 312L. Although GOV 312L topics vary from semester to semester, the course may not be repeated for credit. This course allows the student to select one of several sections on problems and policies that pertain to American national, state, and local political institutions. An honors section of GOV 312L, Iss & Policies in Amer Gov-Honors, designed specifically for Plan I Honors and Plan II students, is offered once a year, usually in the spring semester. The prerequisite for GOV 312L is twenty-four semester hours of college coursework, including GOV 310L. For information regarding credit by examination for GOV 312L, contact the Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment, 2616 Wichita, 471-3032.
  • GOV 105. This course, offered only by correspondence, is designed for transfer students who need only one hour of Texas government to fulfill the legislative requirement.

No student may enroll in any government course requiring consent of instructor, consent of the undergraduate adviser, or consent of the graduate adviser without first having received that consent.

Department of History

includes HIS history | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Alan Tully, chair
George Forgie
, associate chair
undergraduate advising office, GAR 1.114, 471-7670
graduate office, GAR 1.106C, 471-6421
main office, GAR 1.104, B7000, 471-3261, fax 475-7222
website www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/history

Options for satisfying the six-semester-hour legislative requirement for American (US) history: HIS 314K, 315K, 315L, 317L, 365G; designated lower- and upper-division courses (see course notelines); the College Board Advanced Placement Examination in United States history; and the University of Texas at Austin Tests for Credit in HIS 315K and 315L. Three semester hours of Texas history may be substituted for half of the legislative requirement for American (US) history. Courses taken to meet the legislative requirement must be taken on a letter-grade basis.

HIS 350L's are small upper-division substantial writing component seminar classes. In a typical 350L class, students will be required to actively contribute to discussions and to conduct research on a historical topic as well as to complete considerable reading and writing assignments. Because history majors must take at least one HIS 350L to graduate, the majority of seats are restricted to history majors. HIS 350L's are usually offered only in fall and spring. Students must have completed 60 hours of college coursework to register or they may be dropped by the department.

Humanities

includes HMN humanities | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Larry Carver, director, GEB 1.206, G6210, 471-3458
website www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/humanities

For admission to the Bachelor of Arts degree program with a major in humanities, inquire in GEB 1.206. To find complete course descriptions, please go to web.austin.utexas.edu/cola/students/courses/search.cfm.

Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies

includes J S cultural studies | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Robert H. Abzug, director, MEZ 3.314, B3600, 475-6178; fax 475-6681
Galit Pedahzur
, program coordinator
email scjs@austin.utexas.edu
website www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/scjs

Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

includes LAS Latin American studies | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Bryan Roberts, director, SRH 1.314E, D0800, 471-5551; fax 471-3090
email ilas@uts.cc.utexas.edu
website www.utexas.edu/cola/llilas

Students who wish to register for LAS 379 must obtain the consent of the undergraduate adviser (SRH 1.303); those who wish to register for LAS 679HA or 679HB must obtain the written consent of the Honors Program adviser (SRH 1.303), and those who wish to register for LAS 382, 397R, 698A, 698B, or 398R must obtain the consent of the graduate adviser (SRH 1.301). Students who have not obtained the appropriate consent before registering will be dropped from the class.

It is imperative that students registering for LAS 379, 679HA, 679HB, 382, 397R, 698A, 698B, or 398R inform the student office in SRH 1.301 of the name of the instructor with whom they will be studying. This should be done during registration or by the second week of classes at the latest; otherwise, a grade cannot be assigned for the course.


Department of Linguistics

includes ASL American sign language | LIN linguistics | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Richard P. Meier, chair, CAL 501, B5100, 471-1701
website www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/linguistics

To find complete course descriptions, please go to web.austin.utexas.edu/cola/students/courses/search.cfm.

American Sign Language. In general, ASL 506 and 312K are offered fall and first summer term only.

In general, ASL 507 and 312L are offered spring and second summer term only.

Any student with some knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL), however acquired, who enrolls for the first time in a University of Texas at Austin ASL course should take the ASL Placement Test to determine the appropriate course for which to register. Test results also serve as the basis for awarding credit in ASL 506. This placement test is administered by the Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment, 2616 Wichita, 471-3032. A schedule of administration dates for the placement test is available on the MEC web site at www.utexas.edu/academic/mec/cbe/testperiod.html.

For other questions regarding placement, please contact the ASL course coordinator, Ms. Carol Seeger, at cseeger@mail.utexas.edu.

Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Esther Raizen, chair
WMB 6.102, F9400, 471-3881
website www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/mes

Center for Middle Eastern Studies

includes ARA Arabic | HEB Hebrew | ISL Islamic studies | MES Middle Eastern studies | PRS Persian | TUR Turkish | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Kamran Aghaie, director, WMB 6.102, F9400, 471-3881
website www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/cmes

Honors program. A Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in Middle Eastern Studies, Arabic Studies, Hebrew Studies, Islamic Studies, Persian Studies, or Turkish Studies is available to students who meet certain qualifications. Consult the appropriate undergraduate adviser in Middle Eastern Studies and chapter 8 of the Undergraduate Catalog.

Courses other than the ones listed above may be approved for Middle Eastern Studies content course credit; a course may be counted as a content course if the student arranges a Middle Eastern Studies research topic with the instructor and has it approved in advance by the appropriate Middle Eastern Studies student adviser.

Department of Philosophy

includes PHL philosophy | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

David Sosa, chair, WAG 316, C3500, 471-4857
undergraduate office: WAG 313, 475-9185
email skyebrown@austin.utexas.edu
graduate office, WAG 329, 471-6093
email graduatephilosophy@austin.utexas.edu
website www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/philosophy

Plan II Honors Program

includes S S social science | T C tutorial course | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Michael B. Stoff, director, WCH 4.104, G3600, 471-1442
website www.utexas.edu/cola/plan2

To find complete course descriptions, please go to web.austin.utexas.edu/cola/students/courses/search.cfm.

Additional Plan II courses are found in the listings of the departments indicated below; these courses can be identified by the statement, "Restricted to students under Plan II for the BA degree" or "Designed for Plan I Honors and Plan II students."

E 603 Comp and Reading in World Lit
PHL 313Q Logic and Scientific Reasoning
PHL 610Q Probs of Knowledge & Valuation
BIO 310E Problems in Modern Biology
PHY 321 Modern Physics-Plan II
M 310P Modern Mathematics-Plan II

Department of Psychology

includes PSY psychology | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

James W. Pennebaker, chair, SEA 4.212, A8000
undergraduate office, SEA 2.218, 471-4410
graduate office, SEA 3.214, 471-6398
website www.psy.utexas.edu

PSY 301 research requirement. Students enrolled in PSY 301 must fulfill a research requirement consisting of either participation in psychological research studies as a subject or writing a paper on psychological research, in addition to class work.

Prerequisites for psychology courses.

  • All courses. All students must have credit for PSY 301 with a grade of at least C before taking any other psychology course.
  • PSY 418. Enrollment in PSY 418 is limited to majors and double majors in psychology who have completed the Liberal Arts Area C math requirement. Students may not enroll in PSY 418 a second time without written permission of a departmental adviser. Students may not enroll in PSY 418 a third time.
  • Upper-division courses. All students must have completed 60 semester hours of coursework, including at least one statistics class with a grade of at least C before taking any upper-division psychology course. (Courses which fulfill the statistics requirement for nonmajors include PSY 317, PSY 418, SOC 317L, S W 318, EDP 371, M 316, STA 309, ECO 329, GOV 350K, GOV 350L, KIN 373, and BIO 318M.)

    For psychology majors, the statistics requirement must be fulfilled by completion of PSY 418 with a grade of at least C.

General statements. Course prerequisites are strictly monitored. Students will be dropped from courses for which they are not eligible.

No psychology courses may be added after the third class meeting.

Priority to register for upper-division psychology courses is given to psychology majors.

PSY 357 and 359 are offered on the pass/fail basis only and may not be counted toward the twenty-eight semester hours required for a major in psychology.

Department of Religious Studies

includes R S religious studies | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Martha Newman, chair, BUR 406, A3700, 232-7737
email newman@mail.utexas.edu
Jared Diener
, program coordinator, BUR 406, A3700, 232-7737
email j.diener@mail.utexas.edu
website www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/rs

Department of Rhetoric and Writing

includes RHE rhetoric and writing | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Linda Ferreira-Buckley, chair, PAR 3, B5500, 471-6109
email rhetoric@uts.cc.utexas.edu
website www.drc.utexas.edu

Courses taught by the Division of Rhetoric and Writing and previously identified with the course abbreviation E (English) are now identified by the abbreviation RHE (Rhetoric and Writing).

RHE 306 (formerly E 306). Eligibility to register in RHE 306 is based on the student's month of birth. Only students with even-numbered months of birth are eligible to take RHE 306 in the fall semester; in the spring semester, only students with odd-numbered months of birth are eligible. In the summer, registration for RHE 306 is not restricted by month of birth.

Students must either take RHE 306 or earn placement credit for it. To be eligible for placement credit, students must have earned a score of 600 or higher on the College Board SAT Writing Test, a 26 or higher on the ACT Writing Test, or a 3 or higher on the College Board Advanced Placement Examination in English Language and Composition. To petition for placement credit, or for more information about petitioning, contact the Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment (DIIA), 2616 Wichita, 471-3032, www.utexas.edu/academic/mec.

International students whose native language is not English may be eligible to take RHE 306Q in place of 306 depending on their scores on the TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language. Those who score 250 or lower on the computer-based TOEFL, or 100 or lower on the Internet-based TOEFL, are eligible to take 306Q. Students with scores above these thresholds may not register for 306Q.

RHE 309K (formerly E 309K). Topics vary each semester in RHE 309K. Students registering for this course should consult the class descriptions posted outside PAR 3 during academic advising and registration each semester. Course descriptions are also posted online at www.drw.utexas.edu/drw/courses.

General statements. Students who miss the first two class meetings of a course will be dropped by the Department.

No RHE courses may be added after the second class meeting.

Before registering for any course in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing, students should be certain that they meet the prerequisites for the course. Students who do not meet course prerequisites will be dropped from the course.

ROTC courses

The Reserve Officer's Training Corps offers courses in Air Force, Military, and Naval Science. | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

includes REE Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Thomas J. Garza, director, GRG 106, A1600, 471-7782
email creees-info@reenic.utexas.edu
website www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/creees

For admission to the Bachelor of Arts degree program, the undergraduate honors program, or the Master of Arts degree program, inquire in GRG 106.

Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies

includes CZ Czech | POL Polish | RUS Russian | S C Serbian/Croatian | SLA Slavic | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Thomas J.Garza, chair, CAL 415, F3600, 471-3607
website www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/slavic

Before enrolling for the first time in any language offered by the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, all students with any knowledge of the language, however acquired, must take a placement test to determine the course for which they should register. Information on placement tests for Polish and Russian is available from the Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment, 2616 Wichita, 471-3032. Information about testing in other languages is available from the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies office, Calhoun Hall 415 (471-3607).

The normal two-year sequence of lower-division courses in Russian and Czech is 506, 507, 412K, and 412L. In Polish and Serbian/Croatian it is 506, 507, 312K, and 312L.

Department of Sociology

includes SOC sociology | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Robert Hummer, chair
dept office, BUR 336, A1700, (512) 232-6300
website www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/sociology
undergraduate advising, BUR 230, (512) 232-6344
graduate office, BUR 230, (512) 232-6300
email gradsoc@mail.utexas.edu
Population Research Center, MAI 1800, (512) 471-5514

General statements. The Sociology Department uses the University online waitlist system to manage undergraduate course enrollments. In the case of closed courses, students seeking special consideration for registration or who wish to add any undergraduate Sociology course beginning on the fifth class day must submit a petition to the undergraduate advisors in BUR 230. Priority will be given first to Sociology majors and then to graduating seniors.

  • All students must have completed 60 semester hours of coursework before attempting upper-division level (320-379) coursework. Priority to register for upper-division Sociology courses, especially writing component courses, is given to Sociology majors.
  • SOC 317L, 317M, and 379M are requirements for the major. Enrollment in these courses is restricted to students who have officially declared Sociology as a major. SOC 317L (or another approved statistics course) is a prerequisite for SOC 317M.
  • Students may not enroll in SOC 317M more than twice. Students enrolled in SOC 317M for the second time must receive permission from the Sociology undergraduate advisers prior to the first class meeting or they will be dropped from the course.
  • SOC 384L, 385L, 387J, 394K (topic 2), and 394K (topic 3) are required of all first-year Sociology graduate majors. Non-majors may only register for these classes if space allows. SOC 180, 280, 380, 190K, 290K, 390K, 690K, and 990K require permission forms prior to registration, available from the department website. Unless stated, prior permission is NOT required for other graduate courses.

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

includes POR Portuguese | SPN Spanish | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Madeline Sutherland-Meier, interim chair, BEN 2.116, B3700, 471-4936, fax 471-8073
undergraduate advisers, BEN 2.108, 232-4503, 232-4506
email fisher@mail.utexas.edu or eyhastings@mail.utexas.edu
graduate office, BEN 2.128, 232-4502
email rodriguez@mail.utexas.edu
website www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/spanish

General statements.

  • An enrolled student who does not attend the first two class meetings of the semester will be dropped from the course.
  • Lower-division Spanish and Portuguese courses may not be added after the fifth class day.
  • Upper-division Spanish and Portuguese courses may not be added after the third class day.

Spanish. SPN 506 is designed as a beginning Spanish class for those students who have not studied any Spanish previously. If a student has taken Spanish in high school and would like to enroll in beginning Spanish, he or she should enroll in SPN 508K. You do not need to take the placement test in order to enroll in SPN 508K. If a student with no college credit in Spanish would like to enroll in a higher level course, he or she must take the University of Wisconsin College-Level Placement Test. Students may take the placement exam only one time, and the exam must be taken on UT campus.

Lower-division Spanish courses satisfying the general education requirement.

level 1

SPN 506 (only for students who have never studied any Spanish previously)

2

SPN 507 (only for students who have completed SPN 506 at the University of Texas at Austin)

or 1 and 2

SPN 508K (beginning Spanish for students who studied Spanish in high school)

3

SPN 312K

4

SPN 312L

  • SPN 315N (Readings in Hispanic Literature), 318 (Conversation and Composition) and 319 (Advanced Oral Expression) are lower-division electives that may not be used to fulfill the general education requirement, and may not be counted toward a major in Spanish. These courses are designed to give students additional practice and preparation before moving on to upper-division courses.
  • SPN 604 and 612 are intensive courses intended primarily for language majors who wish to add a second language. They are recommended for students with exceptional language ability, for students interested in Latin American studies, and for graduate students who wish to attain oral proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese. Departmental consent is required prior to registration for these courses. Eligible students must see the lower division coordinator in BEN 2.108 for screening.
  • Note: Final exams for lower-division Spanish courses will be held during the regular final examination period, but not necessarily according to the index of final examination times printed in this Course Schedule.
  • All upper-division SPN courses, with the exception of SPN 349, are conducted primarily in Spanish unless otherwise noted. SPN 349 may not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement. SPN 349 may be counted toward a major in Spanish only with the recommendation of the chair of the department and the approval of the dean.
  • Priority to register for upper-division Spanish courses is given to Spanish majors. Course prerequisites are strictly monitored. Students will be administratively dropped from courses for which they are not eligible.

Portuguese. All students with some knowledge of Portuguese, however acquired, who enroll for the first time in a University of Texas at Austin course in Portuguese must take a placement examination administered by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese prior to registration to determine the appropriate course for which they should register. Students interested in the Portuguese Placement Exam should contact the undergraduate adviser in BEN 2.108.

  • Lower-division courses in Portuguese are at four levels.
Portuguese lower-division courses.

level 1

POR 406

2

POR 407 (only for students who completed POR 406 at the University of Texas at Austin)
or
POR 508 (a first-year intensive course for Spanish speakers or students who have credit for SPN 312L with a grade of at least B) or POR 604 (an intensive first-year course)

3

POR 312K

4

POR 312L
or
POR 516 (a second-year intensive course for Spanish speakers or students who have credit for POR 508 with a grade of at least B, or who have consent of instructor)
or
POR 612 (an intensive second-year course)

  • All upper-division POR courses are conducted primarily in Portuguese unless otherwise noted.
  • Courses designated PRC, for Portuguese civilization, are conducted in English and may not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree.

No student may register for a graduate course in Spanish or Portuguese without consent of the graduate adviser in BEN 2.108.

UTeach Liberal Arts

includes UTL UTeach-liberal arts | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Richard R. Flores, associate dean, GEB 3.212, G6000, 471-9209
email rrflores@mail.utexas.edu
Eric Bowles
, program adviser, GEB 1.308, G6000
email bowles@mail.utexas.edu

Center for the Study of Core Texts and Ideas

includes WCV western civilization | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Thomas Pangle, interim director, MEZ 3.154, C4100, 232-1529
undergraduate office: WAG 309, 471-6648
email kyle.w.dyer@mail.utexas.edu
website www.utexas.edu/cola/progs/westernciv

Center for Women's and Gender Studies

includes WGS women's and gender studies | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Sue Heinzelman, interim director, WWH 407, 471-8736
email sheinz@mail.utexas.edu
general office: WWH 401, A4900, 471-5765
undergraduate/graduate coordinator: 475-7858
website www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/cwgs/academics

To find complete course descriptions, please go to web.austin.utexas.edu/cola/students/courses/search.cfm.

Registration. During the first registration period, undergraduate classes are restricted to WGS majors. A portion of seats in WGS classes will be reserved for WGS majors throughout the remaining registration and add/drop periods.

Most graduate classes will be restricted during the first registration period to WGS students in the MA, Dual Degree, and Portfolio programs. Other graduate students must obtain consent from WGS in order to register. For all students, an approval form is required for registration in individual instruction courses (thesis, internship, and conference).

Undergraduate program information. The Center for Women's and Gender Studies offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate curriculum. Care should be taken in planning undergraduate coursework. Undergraduate students interested in majoring in women's and gender studies should contact the program office for advising. It is strongly recommended that students declare their major as early as possible.

Graduate programs.

  • MA: The Center for Women's and Gender Studies only offers fall admission for the MA program. All required application materials must be postmarked by December 15th of the previous year.
  • Dual Degree: The Center for Women's and Gender Studies and the School of Information offer a dual degree program leading to the MA with a major in WGS and the MS in Information Studies. The dual degree program also accepts admission applications for fall only.
  • PORTFOLIO: Graduate students from other departments may participate in the WGS portfolio program. Students are responsible for their application and portfolio program requirements. Students are also responsible for maintaining contact with the WGS office and tracking portfolio progress.
  • Please visit the website or contact the graduate coordinator for more information on the WGS graduate programs.

College of Natural Sciences

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Mary Ann Rankin, dean, WCH 3.104, G2500, 471-3285

Student questions: student division, dean's office, WCH 1.106, G2500, 471-4536
email nsinfo@uts.cc.utexas.edu
website cns.utexas.edu

David A. Laude, associate dean for undergraduate education, WCH 3.104, G2500, 471-3285
Jeffrey A. Brumfield
, associate dean for information technology, WCH 3.104, G2500, 471-3285
Frederick R. Chang
, associate dean for research and information assurance, TAY 2.124, G2500, 471-9597
Linda E. Reichl
, associate dean for academic affairs, WCH 3.104, G2500, 471-3285
Peter J. Riley
, associate dean for research and facilities, WCH 3.104, G2500, 471-3285

Natural Sciences

includes NSC natural sciences

FIG first-year interest groups, NSC 001, WCH 1.106, G2500, 471-3796
dean's scholars program, NSC 110
Alan K. Cline
, director
email cline@cs.utexas.edu
Allisa Carter
, program coordinator, PAI 3.04F, G2550, 471-1094
website cns.utexas.edu/ds

Women in Natural Sciences, NSC 115
PAI 4.30, G2550, 232-1035
website cns.utexas.edu/wins

Texas Interdisciplinary Plan, NSC 109, NSC 302, NSC 371
Susan Harkins
, director, GRG 234, G2550, 232-1058
email sharkins@austin.utexas.edu
website www.utexas.edu/tip

Department of Astronomy

includes AST astronomy | to Col of Natl Sci rules »

Neal J. Evans, chair, RLM 15.218, C1400, 471-3302
student office, RLM 15.202AA, 471-3350
undergraduate advising center, RLM 4.101, C1650, 471-0900
email studentinfo@astro.as.utexas.edu
website www.as.utexas.edu

The following courses are designed for nonscience majors who are satisfying their science requirements: AST 301, 302, 303, 309, 309K, 309L, 309N, 309P, 309Q, 309R, 309T, 316K, 321, 324, and 350L.

AST 301, 302, and 303 are introductory courses for nonscience majors and AST 307 is an introductory course for science and engineering majors; only one of these courses may be counted.

Students registering for AST 301 or any course in the 309 series are invited to supplement the course with an optional laboratory section (AST 101L or AST 103L). Only one of these lab courses may be taken for credit. Students who are enrolled in AST 302 or 303 may not take AST 101L or AST 103L.

School of Biological Sciences

includes BIO biology | to Col of Natl Sci rules »

Henry Bose, director, administrative office, NMS 3.104, A6500, 232-3691; fax 232-3699
instructional programs office, NMS 3.106, A6500, 471-4882; fax 471-4969
biological sciences advising center, PAI 1.13, G2530, 471-4920
website www.biosci.utexas.edu

Biology courses. During the fall and spring semesters, a computer check will be run during the first week of classes to verify that all students enrolled in BIO 311C, 311D, and all upper-division courses meet the course prerequisite. Students who do not meet the prerequisite or who do not furnish proof of meeting the prerequisite will be dropped from the course on the twelfth class day. In the summer session, the prerequisite checks will be on the first class day of each term and the drops will occur on the fourth class day.

  • The lecture courses BIO 311C, 311D, and 325 are required for all biology majors. The prerequisites for BIO 325, Genetics, are BIO 311C and 311D with a grade of at least C in each. BIO 325 with a grade of at least C is a prerequisite for all upper-division biology courses.
  • Graduate degrees in biological sciences are offered by the School of Biological Sciences. The degree programs in biological sciences as administered by their respective Graduate Studies Committees are Ecology, Evolution and Behavior; Microbiology; and Plant Biology.
  • The abbreviations EEB Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, MIC Microbiology, and PB Plant Biology are included in the course descriptions of appropriate graduate courses to identify the programs in the School of Biological Sciences with which the course is most closely associated.

Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program

includes MOL molecular biology | to Col of Natl Sci rules »

Karen S. Browning, chair, Graduate Studies Committee
graduate office, MBB 1.220H, A4810, 471-2150
email grad.program@icmb.utexas.edu
website www.icmb.utexas.edu/cmb

The Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program is a multi-departmental program with coursework drawn primarily from the College of Natural Sciences. Graduate students in this program should consult the graduate adviser concerning courses.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

includes BCH biochemistry | CH chemistry | to Col of Natl Sci rules »

Richard M. Crooks, chair, WEL 2.310, A5300, 471-3949
undergraduate course office, WEL 2.212, 471-1567
undergraduate advising center, WEL 2.216, 471-3097
graduate advising center, WEL 2.218, 471-3890
website www.cm.utexas.edu

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers introductory courses designed to meet the educational requirements of distinct groups of students. The goals and prerequisites of each of the introductory tracks are summarized below.

  • Students are encouraged to carefully check that they meet the prerequisites prior to enrolling in a course. Students who do not meet course prerequisites are subject to being dropped from the course by the department. Contact the chemistry undergraduate course office, WEL 2.212 (471-1567) with questions about prerequisites or for information about how to furnish proof of meeting a prerequisite.
  • CH 301/302 is intended for students in technical areas. CH 301H/302H is an alternative to CH 301/302 for chemistry and biochemistry majors and other honors program students. These are the only two sequences that provide the prerequisites for advanced chemistry courses. The prerequisite for CH 301* or 301H is credit or registration for M 408C or 408K, or concurrent registration or credit in a higher level mathematics course for which M 408C or 408K is a prerequisite (such as M 408L, 408M, 408D, or 427L). The prerequisites for CH 302 are CH 301 or 301H with a grade of at least C, and credit or registration for M 408C or 408K, or concurrent registration in a higher level mathematics course for which M 408C or 408K is a prerequisite (such as M 408L, 408M, 408D, or 427L). Testing schedules for the math placement exam may be obtained from the Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment at 232-2662, or via their website at www.utexas.edu/academic/mec/index.shtml.
  • *All sections of CH 301 (1) are intended for students who have completed or are enrolled in calculus. Separate sections of CH 301 labeled 301 (4) will have the math prerequisite waived as long as the student is concurrently enrolled in M 505G (for Natural Science majors) or M 305G (non-Natural Science majors).
  • CH 204 and 317 are laboratory courses at the first-year level. CH 204 is the introductory laboratory course to be taken by students in most technical areas, and provides the laboratory prerequisite for advanced chemistry courses. CH 204 requires four laboratory hours and one hour of discussion a week for one semester. CH 317 is required for Bachelor of Science in Chemistry majors and recommended for Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry majors. CH 317 requires one lecture hour and six laboratory hours a week for one semester. CH 204 and 317 may not both be counted.
  • CH 304K followed by CH 305 is a two-semester sequence designed for nonscience majors. CH 304K IS NOT INTENDED as a preparatory course for CH 301. For students who do not need CH 301 or 302, the 304K/305 sequence (or 301/305) may be used to satisfy the six-hour science requirement for some degree plans; check with the dean's office of the college or school in which you are registered to determine whether these courses meet the requirements for your degree plan. CH 304K has no prerequisite. The prerequisite for CH 305 is 304K; CH 301 is acceptable as a prerequisite for CH 305.
  • CH 313N is designed for nursing and certain human ecology students.

The University of Texas at Austin tests for credit are offered in CH 301 and 302. The test in CH 301 is recommended for engineering majors (with the exception of electrical and computer engineering majors) and physics majors who have studied chemistry in high school and who do not have credit for CH 301 or its equivalent. Contact the Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment, 2616 Wichita (232-2662), for further information on tests for CH 301, 302, 304K, or 305.

In addition to regularly scheduled classes, hour quizzes and midterm examinations may be held at times to be announced in the following courses: CH 301, 301H, 302, 302H, 204, 304K, 305, 310M, 310N, 210C, 313N, 317, 318M, 318N, 431, 339K, 339L, 353, 153K, 354, 154K, 354L, 455, 456, 369, 369L, 370, 380L, 381M, 382K, 382L, 386J, 387K, 390K, 390L, 391, 392C, 392E, and 392J.

Department of Computer Sciences

includes C S computer sciences | to Col of Natl Sci rules »

J Strother Moore, chair, TAY 2.124, C0500, 471-7316
undergraduate office, TAY 2.126, 471-9509
graduate office, TAY 2.114, 471-9503
website www.cs.utexas.edu

The Department of Computer Sciences offers a variety of courses for students wishing to major in computer sciences or simply to obtain some knowledge of computing.

  • C S 302 is an introductory course for students wishing to learn concepts of computer science. It contains a small amount of programming (just to see how it works). C S 320N is an upper-division topics course for non-C S majors that may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. There are no prerequisites for C S 302. Prerequisites for C S 320N vary with the topic, and are listed in the Course Schedule; some topics of C S 320N do not have prerequisites. C S 302 and 320N count toward satisfying the science requirement for nonscience majors in most degree plans.
  • C S 303E is an introductory course in programming and computer science concepts for students who have had little or no exposure to computer programming. C S 303E is one of two entry points into the Elements of Computing certification sequence (see below) designed specifically to complement non-C S degrees. There are no prerequisites for this class.
  • C S 305J is an introductory course in programming and computer science concepts. Typically it will be taken by students who are planning to major in computer sciences, but are not prepared to take the first course in the C S major, C S 307 (see below). The prerequisite is credit with a grade of at least C or registration for M 305G, or equivalent score on the SAT Mathematics Level 1 or Level 2 test.
  • C S 307 is the first course in the computer sciences major. It assumes familiarity with and facility in programming in a high level programming language. The prerequisite is one of the following: one year of programming in high school, C S 303E (if completed prior to fall 2008) or C S 305J with a grade of at least C, or consent of instructor; and credit or registration for M 408C, 408K, or a score of at least 520 on the SAT Mathematics Level 1 or Level 2 test.

Elements of Computing sequence. The goal of the Elements of Computing program is to offer students who are not Computer Sciences majors the opportunity to gain exposure to computing concepts and skills necessary to be computer literate in today’s society, or to acquire a more substantial computing background. The program is a 12-hour curriculum that can fit into almost any degree program at the University. Students with no programming experience take C S 303E as the first Elements course. After taking C S 303E a student may earn a certificate by taking three or more of the following classes of which two must be upper-division: C S 301K, 302, 313E, 320N, 323E, 324E, 326E, 327E, 329E. Students who have taken one year of programming in high school may take C S 313E instead of C S 303E. After taking C S 313E a student may earn a certificate by taking three or more of the following classes of which two must be upper-division: C S 301K, 320N, 323E, 324E, 326E, 327E, 329E. For more information on the Elements program see www.cs.utexas.edu/academics/non_majors/elements.

Undergraduates may not enroll in any computer sciences course more than once without written permission of a departmental adviser. No student may take more than three upper-division computer sciences courses in a semester without the written consent of an undergraduate adviser in computer sciences.

School of Human Ecology

includes HDF human development and family sciences | H E human ecology | NTR nutrition | TXA textiles and apparel | to Col of Natl Sci rules »

Catherine A. Surra, director, GEA 115, A2700, 471-4287
Undergraduate Advising Center: GEA 37, 471-7219
email headv@uts.cc.utexas.edu
website www.he.utexas.edu

• Department of Human Development and Family Sciences
includes HDF human development and family sciences
Deborah B. Jacobvitz
, chair, SEA 1.432A, A2700, 475-8800
Graduate Coordinator: SEA 2.412, A2700, 475-8800
email he-hdfgrad@utlists.utexas.edu
Child and Family Laboratory: SEA 1.440, A2700, 471-3974
website www.he.utexas.edu/hdfs

• Department of Nutritional Sciences
includes NTR nutrition
Stephen D. Hursting
, chair, PAI 5.56A, A2700, 471-0337
Graduate Coordinator: PAI 5.56A, A2700, 471-0337
email he-ntrgrad@utlists.utexas.edu
Dietetics: GEA 319, A2700, 471-4934
website www.he.utexas.edu/ntr

• Division of Textiles and Apparel
includes TXA textiles and apparel
Catherine A. Surra
, interim chair, GEA 223, A2700, 471-0941
Graduate Coordinator: GEA 223, A2700, 471-0941
email he-txagrad@utlists.utexas.edu
Historical Textiles and Apparel Collection: GEA 4, A2700, 471-5097
website www.he.utexas.edu/txa

Department of Marine Science

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Lee A. Fuiman, chair, Port Aransas TX (361) 749-6730
email gradinfo@utmsi.utexas.edu
website www.utmsi.utexas.edu

The Department of Marine Science offers undergraduate and graduate courses at Austin and at Port Aransas, Texas. Undergraduate courses may be used in partial fulfillment of degree requirements for the BS in Biology (option in Marine and Freshwater Biology), electives, minors, or supporting courses in other degree plans. The department offers graduate degrees in marine science at the master's and PhD level. For further information, contact Professor Lee A. Fuiman, Chair, Department of Marine Science, The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute, 750 Channel View Drive, Port Aransas, Texas 78373-5015.

Most organized courses scheduled for the fall and spring semesters are offered on campus (ACE) via teleconference from the Marine Science Institute (MSP) in Port Aransas, Texas. Courses with the meeting place listed as MSP are offered only at the Marine Science Institute.

Department of Mathematics

includes ACF actuarial foundations | MST mathematical statistics | M mathematics | to Col of Natl Sci rules »

William Beckner, chair, RLM 8.100, C1200, 471-7711
undergraduate advising center RLM 4.101, C1650, 471-0900
email mpaadv@uts.cc.utexas.edu
website www.ma.utexas.edu

Almost all lower-division mathematics courses require:

1. EITHER a minimum satisfactory score on the College Board SAT Subject Test in Mathematics level 1, or Mathematics level2;

2. OR credit for a specific college mathematics course with a C or better;

3. OR a sufficiently high score on a Calculus AP test.

The SAT Reasoning Test, quantitative portion, will NOT satisfy the prerequisite. )The SAT Reasoning Test was also Known as the SAT I Test, or just “the SAT”).

The Mathematics Level 1 Test is given nationwide at College Board test centers six times a year, on the University of Texas at Austin campus just before registration for each semester and the summer session, and during summer orientation sessions. Testing schedules, which appear in the program of orientation activities, may also be obtained from the Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment.

Advice on which entry-level mathematics course to take, based on a student's Mathematics Level 1 Test score, is available from the Mathematics, Physics, and Astronomy Advising Center in RLM 4.101, or from the Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment.

Early in the fall and spring semesters, a computer check will be run to verify that all students enrolled in M 303D, 305G, 408C, 408D, 408K, 408L, 408M, 316, 316K, 316L, and 427K meet the course prerequisite. Students who do not have the prerequisite on record prior to registering or who do not bring proof of meeting the prerequisite to the mathematics department by the eighth class day will be immediately dropped from the course. During the summer session, the prerequisite checks and drops will be done on the second class day.

In all other courses, the instructor is responsible for verifying that the students have the necessary prerequisites.

The Department of Mathematics offers coursework designed to meet the educational requirements of specific groups of students. Each track has its own goals and prerequisites.

The courses and prerequisites are listed below. Test scores given are for the Mathematics Level 1 Test only.

  • M 302 is an introduction to mathematical ideas. It fulfills the general education requirement in mathematics. The prerequisite is three units of high school mathematics at the level of Algebra I or higher, and a passing score on the mathematics section of the THEA Texas Higher Education Assessment test. A student may not earn credit for M 302 after having received credit for any calculus course.
  • M 303D is a course with topics that have been selected from algebra, statistics, and mathematics of investments. It is a course that fulfills the general education requirement in mathematics for students in the social sciences, Business Foundations Program, and other fields. The prerequisite is a Mathematics Level 1 Test score of at least 430 or M 301 with a grade of at least C. A student may not earn credit for M 303D after having received credit for M 305G or any calculus course.
  • M 305G and M 505G are precalculus courses and emphasize trigonometric and other elementary functions, as well as coordinate systems. M 505G is restricted to students in the College of Natural Sciences and M 305G is restricted to students outside the College of Natural Sciences. The prerequisite for these courses is a Mathematics Level 1 Test score of at least 480 or M 301 with a grade of at least C. Credit for M 305G may not be earned after a student has received credit for any calculus course with a grade of C or better.
  • Calculus is offered in two equivalent sequences. There is a two-semester sequence, M 408C/408D, which is recommended only for students who score at least 600 on the Mathematics Level 1 Test, and a three-semester sequence, M 408K/408L/408M. A third option, which satisfies the calculus requirement for some degrees, is the two-semester sequence M 408K/408L. The two-semester sequence M 408K/408L is also a valid prerequisite for some upper-division mathematics courses, including M 325K, 427K, 340L, and 362K.
  • M 408C/408D is a two-semester treatment of the techniques used in differential and integral calculus of functions of one or more variables. The prerequisite for M 408C is a Mathematics Level 1 Test score of at least 560, or M 305G or 505G with a grade of at least C. Students who score less than 600 on the Mathematics Level 1 Test are strongly advised to take M 408K instead. The prerequisite for M 408D is M 408C or the equivalent with a grade of at least C. Each course has three lecture hours with regular faculty members and two discussion meetings with teaching assistants each week. Only one of the following may be counted: M 403K, 408C, 408K. Only one of the following may be counted: M 403L, 408D, 408M.
  • In the fall semester, some sections of M 408D are reserved for students with a score of at least 4 on the College Board Calculus AB Examination or a score of at least 3 on the Calculus BC Examination. Students with a score of 4 or 5 on the Calculus BC Examination may enroll in a reserved advanced placement section of M 427L in lieu of M 408D. The advanced placement sections of M 408D and 427L are honors sections and are designed for students with above-average mathematical aptitude and a desire to study in greater depth the material of these courses.
  • M 408K/408L/408M is a three-semester treatment of the techniques used in differential and integral calculus of functions of one or more variables. The prerequisite for M 408K is a Mathematics Level 1 Test score of at least 520, or M 305G or 505G with a grade of at least C. The prerequisite for M 408L is M 408K or the equivalent with grade of at least C. The prerequisite for M 408M is M 408L or the equivalent with a grade of at least C. Each course has three lecture hours with regular faculty members and two discussion meetings with teaching assistants per week. Only one of the following may be counted: M 403K, 408C, 408K. Only one of the following may be counted: M 403L, 408D, 408M.
  • M 408K/408L will have uniform final and make-up examinations given on dates designated by the Office of the Registrar. Generally, these final examinations are given at times other than the regular examination times.
  • M 316 is an elementary introduction to statistical methods for data analysis; knowledge of calculus is not assumed. Students with a background in calculus should take M 362K and either 358K or 378K instead. The prerequisite for M 316 is a Mathematics Level 1 Test score of at least 430 or M 301 with a grade of at least C.
  • M 316K is an analysis from an advanced perspective of the foundations of arithmetic, and is required for prospective elementary teachers. The prerequisite is M 302, 303D, 305G, 505G, or 316 with a grade of at least C.
  • M 316L is an analysis from an advanced perspective of the foundations of geometry, statistics, and probability. The prerequisite is M 316K with a grade of at least C.
  • There are two basic linear algebra classes. M 341 is taught from a theoretical perspective and enrollment is restricted to mathematics majors. M 340L is taught from an applied perspective and enrollment is restricted to non-mathematics majors. Under unusual circumstances, exceptions can be made by the Undergraduate Faculty Advisor in Mathematics.

Conference courses. Unless a conference course lists a specific time and topic, it is an individual instruction course. To register for an individual instruction course, the student must make arrangements for the course with a faculty member and provide written approval to the mathematics departmental office on a form available in RLM 8.100 or 4.101.

Teacher certification. Students seeking certification to teach secondary school mathematics should consult the UTeach Advisor in PAI 4.02 concerning their choice of courses.

Writing component courses. In addition to designated regular courses being offered with a substantial writing component, the department permits a limited number of students to earn writing component credit by adding an individual instruction writing component module to certain organized courses. (Caution: The instructor of such a course is under no obligation to supervise such an individual writing component module.) Students who register for M 325K, 328K, 333L, 139S, 343K, 343L, 343M, 348, 361K, 365C, 365D, 367K, 367L, 368K, 373K, 373L, 474M, or 376C may receive substantial writing component course credit by concurrently registering in the section of M 175 designated as writing component. This concurrent registration requires written consent of instructor; forms are available in RLM 8.100 or RLM 4.101.

Statistics. The following courses are probability and statistics courses offered by the mathematics department: M 316, 339J, 449P, 349R, 358K, 362K, 362M, 374G, 378K, 384C, 384D, 384E, 384G, 385C, 385D, 389J, 389P, 394C, and MST 398R.

Actuarial studies. The following special actuarial studies courses are frequently offered by the mathematics department in addition to standard mathematics classes needed for actuarial work: ACF 329, ACF 129D, M 139S, 339J, 339U, 339V, 339W, 349P, 349R, 389F, 389J, 389P, 189S, 389U, 389V, and 389W. Questions should be directed to professor James W. Daniel, Actuarial Studies director, in RLM 11.174 at 471-7168.

Neuroscience

includes NEU Neuroscience»

Daniel Johnston, director
John Mihic
, graduate adviser, MBB 1.148, C0920, 232-7174
email mihic@mail.utexas.edu
Krystal Phu
, graduate coordinator, NMS 4.104, C7000, 471-3640
email neuroscience@clm.utexas.edu
website www.neuroscience.utexas.edu

Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary PhD program taught by faculty in the Colleges of Pharmacy, Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts, Engineering, Education, and Communication. A PhD/MD degree program in Neuroscience is offered in conjunction with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Consult the advisers listed above or the Institute for Neuroscience Web site for more information.

Physical Science

includes P S physical science | to Col of Natl Sci rules »

P. R. Antoniewicz
student office RLM 5.216, C1600, 471-8856

Physical science courses 303, 304, and 367M are conducted by the inquiry laboratory method of instruction. In this method, the student makes direct observations of nature and is led by questions to infer the conclusions logically permitted by the observations. The instructor is carefully trained NOT to tell students what to expect or conclude, but, instead, to ask other leading questions or to suggest further tests of a student's tentative conclusion. These courses are especially recommended for future teachers.

Enrollment is limited to twenty-two students per section to allow the instructor to interact adequately with each student.

Grades in inquiry laboratory courses are determined by students' scores on quizzes and the final examination and the instructor's evaluation of student's deductive reasoning ability, class participation, and performance of required class activities.

Students who prefer a more traditional presentation of physical science subject matter (i.e., the normal lecture method) should choose a course such as PHY 309K, 309L, or one of the PHY 341 topics. Students with a background in trigonometry should consider enrolling in PHY 302K and 302L.

Students with credit for any physics course will not be allowed to take P S 303 without the prior approval of the undergraduate adviser. Students with credit for any physics course except PHY 309K will not be allowed to take P S 304 without the prior approval of the undergraduate advisor.

Department of Physics

includes PHY physics | to Col of Natl Sci rules »

John T. Markert, chair, RLM 5.208, C1600
undergraduate office, RLM 5.216, 471-8856
undergraduate advising center, RLM 4.101, C1650, 471-0900
graduate office, RLM 5.218, 471-1664

For all Bachelor of Science in Physics degree majors who have studied chemistry in high school and who do not have credit for CH 301 or its equivalent, the University of Texas at Austin Test for Credit in Chemistry 301 is required. Contact the Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment, 2616 Wichita, at 471-3032, for further information.

The Department of Physics offers the following introductory course sequences.

  • PHY 301/316/315 is a calculus-based course sequence for physics majors and students in other scientific disciplines. A background in physics at the high school level is strongly recommended. If a deficiency exists, the recommended remedial course is PHY 306.

    Note All introductory physics courses, with the exception of PHY 306, 108, 309K, 309L, and 110C have accompanying laboratories which must be taken concurrently with these courses unless the student has already received credit for the laboratory.
  • PHY 302K/302L is a noncalculus-based technical course sequence for students who need to fulfill a general physics requirement. A mathematics proficiency at the level of M 305G is required.
  • PHY 303K/303L is a calculus-based introductory course sequence for engineering students. A background in physics at the high school level is strongly recommended. If a deficiency exists, the recommended remedial course is PHY 306. Four evening exams will be scheduled during the semester: Wednesday evenings for PHY 303K and Thursday evenings for PHY 303L. Students who register for either of these courses should not register for any other Wednesday or Thursday evening classes to avoid time conflicts. There are mandatory recitation sections with each course.
  • PHY 306 is a preparatory course for students who have not taken high school physics and who have weak problem solving skills. PHY 306 is especially recommended for engineering students who score less than 620 on the SAT II: College Board Achievement Test in Mathematics Level I. A mathematics proficiency at the level of M 305G is required. It is assumed that students are taking M 408C or 408K concurrently. PHY 306 may not be used to fulfill the area C requirement or toward the total number of hours required for any degree.
  • PHY 309K/309L is an introduction to physics for students with a high-school-level algebra proficiency who do not intend to do further work in natural sciences, engineering, mathematics, or medicine.
  • PHY 317K/317L is a calculus-based general introductory physics course sequence. It is especially recommended for premedical and chemistry students and others in the biomedical sciences.

Only one of the following first-semester courses may be counted toward any degree without prior approval of the department: PHY 301, 302K, 303K, 309K, 317K. Only one of the following second-semester courses may be counted toward any degree without prior approval of the department: PHY 302L, 303L, 309L (or 609B), 316, 317L.

Complete prerequisites for undergraduate physics courses are given in chapter 9 of the Undergraduate Catalog; prerequisites for graduate physics courses are given in the Graduate Catalog.

Division of Statistics and Scientific Computation

includes SSC statistics and scientific computation | to Col of Natl Sci rules »

Sheldon Ekland-Olson, director, 232-0693
Lauren Ancel Meyers
, associate director, 471-4950
Cathy Stacy
, assistant dean, 232-0697
main office: WCH 2.104, G2550, 232-0693
email admin@ssc.utexas.edu
website ssc.utexas.edu

The division’s introductory statistics courses, SSC 303, 304, 305, 306, and 318, satisfy the core mathematics requirement for majors in most degree plans. Only one of these courses or M 316 may be counted for credit.

The division offers a two-semester introductory statistics sequence for graduate students. SSC 380C covers topics such as descriptive statistics, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. SSC 380D covers more advanced statistical methods such as random and mixed effects models, time series analysis, and multivariate analysis of variance.

Students interested in learning how to use statistical applications for data analysis may enroll in SSC 153K or SSC 183K. These one-credit courses meet twice a week for the first eight weeks of the semester.

The division’s graduate statistics courses are designed to meet the goals and requirements of specific groups of students. Topics offered under SSC 384 are designed for graduate students with a background in calculus and probability. Topics offered under SSC 385 are designed for students in the social sciences who have had an introductory course in statistics, such as SSC 380C. Some topics may have additional prerequisites.

The division also offers a variety of courses for students wishing to obtain some knowledge of scientific computing:

  • SSC 318 is an introductory course covering the principles of statistical and scientific computing. It contains a small amount of programming and counts toward satisfying the mathematics requirement for majors in most degree plans.
  • SSC 329C/329D is a two-semester sequence that integrates linear algebra with its practical applications. Emphasis is placed on physical interpretation, practical numerical algorithms, and proofs of fundamental principles. The prerequisite for SSC 329C is credit or registration for M 408K or M 408C.
  • SSC 222 provides an introduction to programming using both the C and Fortran (95, 2000) languages. This course satisfies the programming knowledge prerequisite for SSC 335.
  • SSC 335 provides a comprehensive introduction to scientific computing techniques and methods applicable to many scientific disciplines. The prerequisite for SSC 335 is m 408M or M 408D and prior programming experience.
  • SSC 374C/394C is an introduction to parallel computing principles, architectures, and technologies. This course prepares students to formulate and develop parallel algorithms to implement applications for parallel computing systems. Students must have completed M 408M or M 408D, M 340L and have prior programming experience using C or Fortran on Unix/Linux systems.
  • SSC 374D/394D is an introduction to distributed and grid computing principles and technologies. Students must have completed M 408M or M 408D, M 340L and have prior programming experience using C or Fortran on Unix/Linux systems.
  • SSC 374E/394E is an introduction to scientific visualization principles, practices, and technologies, including remove and collaborative visualization. Students must have completed M 408M or M 408D, M 340L and have prior programming experience using C or Fortran on Unix/Linux systems.

Graduate Fellows Program. Graduate students seeking a position as a graduate fellow with the division must complete and submit an application by the semester deadline. The application can be found online at ssc.utexas.edu. Graduate fellows positions require concurrent enrollment for at least nine semester hours with a maintained 3.0 graduate grade-point average. The selection process is competitive and each graduate fellow receives and academic appointment within the division.

UTeach Natural Sciences

includes UTS UTeach-natural sciences | to Col of Natl Sci rules »

Michael Marder, codirector, UTeach Program, PAI 4.02, G2550, 232-2770
advising office, PAI 4.02
website www.uteach.utexas.edu

The UTeach Program offers the professional development sequence courses intended for those students seeking middle school and secondary grades teacher certification in mathematics, composite science and computer science. Undergraduate students must meet with the UTeach program adviser before they may begin this sequence of courses. Post baccalaureate students must apply and be admitted to the program before they may being this sequence of courses. A complete listing of admission criteria is available in the UTeach advising office.

Preferred sequence: UTS 101, UTS 110, EDC 365C or UTS 350, EDC 365D or UTS 355, EDC 365E or UTS 360, UTS 170, and EDC 650S or UTS 675. Students must submit and pass the UTeach preliminary Portfolio before they take Project-Based Instruction (EDC 365E or UTS 360). Unless otherwise indicated, all courses must be taken for a letter grade and the student must obtain a grade of C or better to meet teacher certification requirements.

Prerequisite enforcement: Students should take the courses following the preferred sequence. Approval for modifications to this sequence must be discussed with the UTeach academic adviser prior to registration. Students in UTeach-Natural Sciences courses without proper prerequisites may be dropped on or before the twelfth class day in a fall or spring semester or the fourth class day in a summer term.

School of Nursing

includes N nursing | to top of rules »

Dolores Sands, dean, NUR 2.102F, D0100, 471-4100
undergraduate student advising office, NUR 2.104A, 232-4780
email nuugrad@uts.cc.utexas.edu
Patricia Carter
, asst dean for student and clinical affairs, 232-4799
Gayle Timmerman
, asst dean for undergraduate programs, 471-9087
graduate student advising office, NUR 2.104L, 471-7927
email nugrad@uts.cc.utexas.edu
Gayle Acton
, asst dean for graduate programs, 475-7334
graduate course information, Carole Taxis, graduate adviser, 232-4784
website www.utexas.edu/nursing

College of Pharmacy

includes PHR pharmacy | PHX TxPharm | to top of rules »

M. Lynn Crismon, dean, PHR 5.112, A1900, 471-1737
email nrp@mail.utexas.edu
website www.utexas.edu/pharmacy

Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

includes P A public affairs | to top of rules »

Bobby R. Inman, interim dean
Robert H. Wilson
, associate dean
Eugene Gholz
, graduate adviser, SRH 3.100, E2700, 471-4292
email egholz@alum.mit.edu
website www.utexas.edu/lbj/advising

For detailed course descriptions, go to www.utexas.edu/lbj/students/registration.php.

School of Social Work

includes S W social work | to top of rules »

Barbara W. White, dean, SSW 2.202, D3500, 471-1937
graduate program, SSW 2.214, 471-5457
undergraduate program, SSW 2.214, 471-5457
email sswinfo@lists.cc.utexas.edu
website www.utexas.edu/ssw

School of Undergraduate Studies

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Paul B. Woodruff, dean, FAC 406, G8000, 475-7000
Lawrence D. Abraham
, associate dean, FAC 406, G8000, 475-7002
email ugs@uts.cc.utexas.edu
undergraduate advising office, FAC 411, 232-8400
email ugs-advising@austin.utexas.edu
website www.utexas.edu/ugs

The School of Undergraduate Studies provides a diverse set of academic programs and resources that traverse boundaries between colleges and disciplines and that enhance the quality of undergraduate education.

Bridging Disciplines Programs

includes BDP bridging disciplines | to Dean of Undergrad Stds rules »

232-7564
email bdp@uts.cc.utexas.edu
website www.utexas.edu/ugs/bdp

Bridging Disciplines Programs offer courses and interdisciplinary academic programs designed to traverse the boundaries between colleges and disciplines and to enhance the quality of undergraduate education. Students may take courses and earn concentrations in the following areas: children and society; cultural studies; digital arts and media; film studies; environment; ethics and leadership; international studies; social entrepreneurship and nonprofits; and social inequality, health, and policy.

Undergraduate Studies

includes UGS undergraduate studies | to Dean of Undergrad Stds rules »

first-year interest groups (FIGs): 232-3447
Texas Success Initiative (TSI): 471-8277
undergraduate research: 232-7564
website www.utexas.edu/ugs

Courses in undergraduate studies provide students with the opportunity to explore undergraduate education through lectures and discussion on various contemporary issues, with an emphasis on multidisciplinary perspectives and critical discourse. Offerings include research courses.

Intercollegial programs

Computational and Applied Mathematics

includes CAM computational and applied mathematics | to top of rules »

Todd Arbogast, ACE 5.334, 475-8628
email arbogast@ices.utexas.edu
Clint Dawson
, graduate adviser, ACE 5.320, 475-8627
email clint@ices.utexas.edu
website www.ices.utexas.edu/cam

Computational and Applied Mathematics is an interdisciplinary program taught by faculty in Natural Sciences, Engineering, Geosciences, and Business. Consult the graduate adviser listed above.

Medieval Studies

includes MDV medieval studies | to top of rules »

Geraldine Heng, Par 213, B5000, 471-5132

No student may register for a course in Medieval Studies without the approval of the graduate adviser, PAR 213.

IC2 Institute
Technology Commercialization

includes STC science and technology commercialization | to top of rules »

Gary M. Cadenhead, director
IC2 Institute, 2815 San Gabriel St, A0300, 475-6711
email mstc@ic2.utexas.edu
website www.ic2.utexas.edu/mstc

The IC2 Institute of The University of Texas at Austin offers a one-year executive Master of Science degree in Technology Commercialization. Courses on the management of technology and innovation, technology transfer, and technology commercialization are offered both on campus and via the Web. These courses are restricted to students enrolled in the MSTC program. The fee for the 2008-09 executive MSTC degree program is $46,000 and includes tuition, fees, live-in orientation, textbooks, software, and other course materials.

James A. Michener Center for Writers

includes WRT writing | to top of rules »

James Magnuson, director
FDH, 702 E. Dean Keeton St, A3400, 471-1601
website www.utexas.edu/academic/mcw

The graduate seminars and conference courses offered by the Michener Center for Writers are restricted to graduate writing students enrolled in the Center or in the Departments of English, Theatre and Dance, and Radio-Television-Film.

Other graduate students may register only with the approval of the graduate adviser.

Developmental Studies

includes DEV developmental studies | to top of rules »

Christine Huston, coordinator
Texas Success Initiative Office, FAC 22, F4000, 471-8277
email chuston@mail.utexas.edu
website www.utexas.edu/academic/tsi

DEV developmental studies courses are designed for students who have a below-passing score on the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) or another test approved for the Texas Success Initiative program. These students are required to participate in a skill development program, and must register for one or more DEV courses. Student performance in DEV courses is graded as satisfactory or unsatisfactory but is not included in grade point average calculations. A student who registers for any DEV course also must register for at least three semester hours of graded college-level courses at the University. Registration for DEV courses must be approved by the Texas Success Initiative Office.

DEV 000M, 000R, 000W are noncredit, individually structured courses with no fees. To register for these courses a student must confer with the Texas Success Initiative Office counselors and UT Learning Skills Center staff to devise an individualized study contract specifying the form and content of each course.

All other DEV courses are credit courses which are included in determining the student's course load to satisfy Veterans Administration, NCAA, housing, and financial aid regulations. These courses require payment of the normal tuition and fees for undergraduate courses at the University, but may not be counted toward any degree.

International Office

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Michael T. Smith, director
English as a Second Language Services, WOH 1.208, A7000, 471-2482
email mikesmith@austin.utexas.edu
website www.utexas.edu/student/esl

ESL (English as a Second Language) courses are designed for international graduate students who have a below-passing score on the International Teaching Assistant English Assessment or the J-bar English Assessment. Student performance in ESL courses is graded as credit/no credit, but the courses are not included in grade point average calculations. A student who registers for an ESL course must also register for at least three semester hours of graded college-level coursework at the University. Registration for ESL courses must be approved by English as a Second Language Services.

All ESL courses are credit courses that are included in determining the student’s course load to satisfy immigration, employment, housing, and financial aid regulations. These courses require the payment of the normal tuition for graduate courses at the University, but they may not be counted toward any degree.