Substitutions: ENG 1310, 1320, 2330, 3341, or counts toward the Minor in Ethnic Studies
Professor: L. Kosmitis Day/Time: TR 2:00-3:20 Location: LAMP 502 B CRN: 13148
Course Description: What does it mean to be civilized? This course will closely examine the words "civilization" and "civilized" to engage students in a variety of literary, philosophical, visual, and critical texts from multiple cultural perspectives. Students will begin with an examination of narratives about the origins of civilization and humanity, aiming to understand how such narratives establish cultural norms surrounding gender, morality, and spirituality. Students will then look at instances when worlds meet, examining texts that reflect imperialism, colonization and the various repercussions of cross-cultural contact. Finally, students will take a look at fantasy worlds, examining texts in which marginalized individuals construct their own civilizations to house their unique viewpoints. Ultimately, the goal of this course is to broaden the students' understanding of multiple cultural perspectives, thereby enhancing the understanding of their own place in the world.
Substitutions: ENG 1310 or 1320
Professor: A. Winchell Day/Time: TR 2:00-3:20 Location: LAMP 501 CRN:16857
Course Description: How do you make your writing for a college course related to the real world? With a focus on global social justice, students will use their writings to promote change through persuasive arguments. Students will identify issues they care about, and analyze existing resources about those issues through writing assignments. In addition, students will volunteer with a local organization to gain first-hand experience in working with their chosen global issues.
Substitutions: HA 4320 or Health Administration Elective
Professor: E. Morrison Day/Time: T/R 11:00-12:20 Location: LAMP 501 CRN: 18968
Course Description: This course is designed to introduce students to the principles and the practices of complementary/alternative medicine and how they integrate with the traditional health care system. Emphasis is placed on historical, cultural, social, research and consumer aspects of complementary/alternative medicine. Specific modalities will be studied with emphasis on use for self-care. Implications for changes in health care environments and health care provider roles will also be analyzed. Complementary/alternative medicine (CAM) is a consumer-driven and rapidly growing area in health care that is becoming more recognized by mainstream medicine. This course is designed to provide undergraduate students who are engaged in any aspect of health care with a basic understanding of CAM and its practices, which is based on current literature.
Substitutions: COMM 1310
Professor: M. Burns Day/Time: MW 3:30-4:50 Location: LAMP 501 CRN:20164
Substitution: HIST 1320
Professor: O. Renick Day/Time: T/R 12:30-1:50 Location: LAMP 501 CRN:13149
Course Description: This course is about baseball as culture and will introduce students to baseball’s place in American history and its role in contemporary society. Using baseball as a lens, students will gain insight into American life.
Substitution: HIST 1320
Professor: R. Haas Day/Time: W 6:30-9:20 Location: LAMP 502B CRN:17360
Course Description: What are the ideas and movements of the 1960s? How do the Civil Rights Movement, the student and antiwar movements, Women's and Homosexual Liberation, the counterculture, and the global justice movements fit within the broader context of progressive thought and social movements in America since the Civil War?
Substitutions: FR 4390, SPAN 4390, GER 4390, LING 4390 or Group D English
Professor: A. Gragera Day/Time: TR 12:30-1:50 Location: LAMP 502B CRN:18969
Course Description: This course is designed for students who want to gain an understanding of psycholinguistics. Psycholinguistics provides insights into human cognition through the study of syntax, semantics and pragmatics. The study of language development in first and second language acquisition seeks to find universal principles that make human knowledge possible. The course will use lecture format as well as discussion groups. The students will be asked to solve linguistics problems related to each chapter in which the course is divided, as well as to write brief essays summarizing the scope of inquiry of the different fields of research within the field of linguistics and their respective state of the art.
Substitutions: MATH 1315 or 3330
Professor: M. Warshauer Day/Time: MW 3:30-4:50 Location: LAMP 502B CRN:13151
Course Description: Elementary Number Theory students will begin by studying simple ideas about integers, where they already have a well-developed intuition. To paraphrase David Gries in The Science of Programming, one should never take basic principles for granted, for it is only through careful application of simple fundamental ideas that progress is made. The division algorithm is studied in detail, and is seen to have far-reaching consequences throughout the course. Done repeatedly, it yields Euclid's algorithm and the solution to linear Diophantine equations. Advanced topics include Public Key Encryption and quadratic forms. The goal is to teach students to think carefully and precisely, while exciting students with the joy of mathematical exploration and discovery. This course lays the foundation for future courses where the students are required to give careful, rigorous mathematical proofs. We follow Einstein's philosophy that "imagination is more important than knowledge" in stressing the creative aspects of doing mathematics.
Substitutions: POSI 2320, advanced Upper-Level Group I--Political Theory, Sophomore, or Advanced English
Professor: E. Skerpan-Wheeler and K. Ward Day/Time: TR 9:30-10:50 Location: LAMP 501 CRN:18970
Course Description: Our goal is to make the unconscious conscious. Most people assume that certain ideas are true because "it always was that way." So we have our ideas and values in the same way we have our genes. What we learn in the study of the humanities, however, is that ideas have origins. Ideas grow and develop or wither and die (and sometimes resurrect), depending on the political, social, and cultural contexts in which they occur. In Humanities I we seek to give ideas a history. We do this by studying classical, foundational texts in Western culture from two perspectives: political and literary. In this course, we see how both kinds of foundational texts function together to create and sustain ideas that affect our understanding of today's world.
Substitutions: Advanced Theatre or Advanced English
Professor: J. Hood Day/Time: MW 11:00-12:20 Location: LAMP 501 CRN:18971
Course Description: This seminar and process-oriented course examines the era of modern drama (late 19th century to 20th century) through text and performance. It provides an in-depth examination of selected playwrights, and provides a historical, literary and production perspective of modern drama.
Substitutions: Advanced Biology or Advanced Philosophy
Professor: V. Lopes Day/Time: MW 2:00-3:20 Location: LAMP 502B CRN:16831
Course Description: This course focuses on Integral Ecology as a response to a growing sense that the ecological crisis is not merely a scientific or technical issue that needs to be solved. Rather, Integral Ecology points out that the ecological crisis is as much a problem of consciousness, culture and philosophy as it is about identifying carrying capacities and CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere. As such, Integral Ecology starts with the recognition that these interlocking crises require a more integrative approach to ecological thinking.
Substitutions: ENG 1310, 1320, Sophomore Literature, or Advanced English
Professor: S. Noll Day/Time: TR 9:30-10:50 Location: ASBN 353 CRN:15496
Course Description: This course focuses on novels, short stories, essays, and a memoir written about post-World War II conflicts in Vietnam, the Balkans, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Substitutions: ENG 1320 or ENG 3311
Professor: L. Ellis-Lai Day/Time: MW 12:30-1:50 Location: LAMP 502B CRN:16202
Course Description: Portraiture is a cross-genre research methodology in which writers study a person, a group of people, an institution, or a concept. Students will create carefully researched portraits that integrate personal narrative, interviews, and academic research. Portraiture values students’ lived experiences and has roots in anthropology, sociology, journalism, and creative nonfiction. The course provides an opportunity for students to learn how to integrate their lived experiences and personal perspectives with the published work of advanced scholars in various disciplines. Students will reflect on the nature of knowledge as it exists both within and outside of academia.
Substitutions: Advanced Theatre, Advanced English, or counts toward the Minor in Media Studies
Professor: J. Hood Day/Time: TR 3:30-4:50 Location: LAMP 501 CRN:14850
Course Description: Students will develop basic professional techniques and skills used in writing for the screen, analyze contemporary scripts, perform practical exercises in story and character development, study screenplay structure and format, and develop a full-length screenplay. The hybrid online and seminar workshop format allows online development of writing techniques with face-to-face meetings to read and discuss completed screenplay projects; two-three classroom meetings per month (12-15 total) plus optional discussion/reading sessions during the TR scheduled times.
Substitution: Advanced Horticulture Elective
Professor: A. Le Duc Day/Time MW 2:00-3:20 Location: LAMP 407A CRN:16203
Course Description: This course introduces students to urban landscape and the regional environment and the role the two play in the quality of life. Students will look at people-plant interactions as they relate to art, science, practice, and commercial products and services of Horticulture, and the impact that land use decisions have on the sustainability of the environment.
Substitutions: PHIL 1320 or Advanced History Elective
Professors: R. Fischer and J. McWilliams Day/Time: MW 2:00-3:20 Location: LAMP 501 CRN:16204
Course Description: This course has two aims: first, to introduce students to the changing nature of, and views about, the production and consumption of animals in America from the 18th century to the present; second, to introduce students to the philosophical issues raised by the practice of eating animals.
Susbtitution: QMST 2333 or MATH 2328
Professor: L. Fulton Day/Time: TR 11:00-12:20 Location: LAMP 502B CRN:18973
Course Description: This course uses the scaffolding of gambling, and sports betting to engage students in applied probability and statistical modeling. The course covers both descriptive and inferential methods. Topics include measures of central tendency, dispersion, and shape; probability and probability distributions; sampling distributions; estimation, hypothesis testing, linear models, and non-parametric analysis.
Substitutions: Advanced History (Group A) or International Studies Elective: Inter-American Focus
Professor: M. Miller Day/Time: MW 2:00-3:20 Location: ASBN 353 CRN:18974
Course Description: This seminar will investigate the landscape of state and culture in the Republic of Mexico in the 20th Century. This investigation will explore the creators, as well as the political supporters and detractors, of popular culture as well as the fine arts, plastic arts, dance and theatre arts, poetry, music, literature, photography, the entire cultural landscape of the Republic of Mexico in the 20th Century.
Substitution: Advanced Business Elective
Professor: B. Poston Day/Time: R 6:30-9:20 Location: LAMP 502B CRN:20163
Course Description: This course is designed to elevate the performance of leaders. Students are challenged to develop their potential in seminar-style sessions covering leadership definitions, theory, frameworks, and the global application of skills. Students explore their behaviors, motivations, values, influences, and character in an effort to increase self-awareness and to think critically.
Substitutions: MC 4318, POSI Group I or Group II upper-level course
Professor: P. Burka Time/Day: T 6:30-9:20 Location: LAMP 502B CRN:20165
Course Description: Using classic texts, works from literature and film, and current event videos, this course provides students with a foundation for understanding the intersection of politics and ethics and for achieving an understanding of how politics works. Note: Paul Burka, the instructor, is the senior executive editor for Texas Monthly.
Substitutions: PHYS 1310 and 1110
Professor: E. Close Day/Time: MWF 9:00–10:50 Location: ASBN 450B CRN:18975
Course Description: This course will focus on developing a deep understanding of fundamental concepts in physical science and how these concepts relate to making sense of our everyday experience. This studio-style course includes both physics concepts and research findings on physics teaching and learning. This course will be fulfilling for all but is especially ideal for those interested in teaching K-8.
Substitution: Advanced Elective
Professor: D. McCabe Day/Time: MW 12:30-1:50 Location: LAMP 501 CRN:13152
Course Description: This course provides the opportunity to focus on research and learn research techniques appropriate for an honors thesis. This course provides the foundation to develop a realistic project, find a supportive thesis supervisor, build a bibliography and outline, and complete the review of literature.
Substitutions: Advanced Elective or Arranged
Professor: H. Galloway Day/Time: Arranged Location: Arranged CRN:13153
Course Description: Students enrolled in HON 4390B work with their supervising professor on their honors undergraduate thesis.
Professor: D. McCabe Day/Time: Arranged Location: Arranged CRN:13154
Course Description: Individual study under direct supervision of a professor for Honors credit.
Substitution: BLAW 2361
Professor: A. Stokes Day/Time: TR 2:00-3:20 Location: McCoy 223 CRN:15784
Course Description: This course provides a survey of the basic features of the American legal system and the legal aspects of business transactions.
Substitution: CS 1428 (Choose either L17 or L18 lab*)
Professor: A. Qasem Day/Time: TR 9:30-10:50 Location: DERR 240 CRN:11630
Course Description: This is an introductory course for computer science majors, minors, and other students desiring a technical introduction to computer science. The goals of this foundations course are to get students to think algorithmically and to improve their analytical skills for efficient problem solving. The course takes an in-depth look at the fundamental concepts of algorithm development. C++ is used as the primary language for introducing basic programming constructs, such as decision statments, loops, and arrays. Students will work together on a semester long class project, in which they will produce software of substantial size. The exact nature of the project will be determined based on student interest and ability. Possible topics include software for controlling robots, customized iphone applications, and non-GUI PC games. No prior programming experience is required. Lectures will be interspersed with detours into the past, present, and future of computing.
Professor: A. Qasem Day/Time: T 4:30-6:20 Location: DERR 236 CRN:14793
Professor: A. Qasem Day/Time: W 4:30-6:20 DERR 236 CRN:11652
Substitution: GS 3310
Professor: P. Martin Day/Time: TR 12:30-1:50 Location: SUPP 135 CRN:10786
Professor: P. Martin Day/Time: T 2:00-3:50 Location: SUPP 222-A CRN:10799
Substitution: MATH 2471
Professor: T. McCabe Day/Time: MWF 9:00-9:50 Location: To Be Determined CRN:14695
Course Description: A first course in differential and integral calculus which stresses limits as well as the applications of calculus to the problems of science.
Professor: T. McCabe Day/Time: TR 8:00-9:20 Location: To Be Determined CRN:14696
Substitution: SPAN 2310
Professor: M. Pujalte Day/Time: 2:00-3:20 Location: CENT 215 CRN:13692
Course Description: In this course, students will continue to development and review all language skills within Spanish framework.