College of Arts and Sciences

Main Office

General Academic Building, 210

P.O. Box 305189

Denton, TX 76203-5189

(940) 565-2497

Fax: (940) 565-4517

E-mail: cas@unt.edu

Web site: www.cas.unt.edu

Student Advising Office

Web site: www.cas.unt.edu/advising

General Academic Building, 313

(940) 565-2051

Fax: (940) 565-4529

Warren W. Burggren, Dean

William Kamman, Associate Dean

Jean B. Schaake, Associate Dean

Kathryn G. Cullivan, Assistant Dean

Introduction

The College of Arts and Sciences, with its divisions of science and technology, humanities and arts, and social sciences, is organized to promote lively programs of study in a stimulating intellectual climate in which specialized learning links with other areas of knowledge to foster an understanding of the world around and beyond us.

The college provides students with a strong general education and prepares them for successful careers in a rapidly changing world. Consequently, its core curriculum and degree programs help students develop the critical thinking essential for achieving a high quality of life through better understanding and appreciation of the many varied aspects of our society and civilization, as well as the qualifications for succeeding in a professional field.

Consistent with the goal of a comprehensive education that anticipates the changing face of society, the College of Arts and Sciences prepares students to acquire certain specific basic proficiencies:

1. literacy in written English, mathematics, and communication;

2. qualitative and quantitative understanding of the basic processes of the physical and life sciences;

3. working knowledge of a foreign language and foreign culture beyond the two years expected before entering college;

4. understanding and appreciation of the various fields of learning represented by historical inquiry, the visual and performing arts, the processes of thought in the humanities and philosophy, and the investigation of the causes and consequences of human actions pursued in the social sciences; and

5. appropriate levels of knowledge and critical ability in a chosen discipline and its method of inquiry.

Students who follow degree plans consistent with the educational intentions of the college will receive the intellectual stimulation and the conceptual framework to explore critically the interconnected worlds of self, man, society and nature. They will acquire the necessary literacies and broad-based exposure to the main elements of human experience that initiate the lifelong process of being an educated person and, that in most instances, also provide the means to enter graduate schools or directly into a variety of careers.

The college consists of 20 departments under the following classifications.

Humanities and Arts

Communication Studies

Dance and Theatre Arts

English

Foreign Languages and L iteratures

History

Journalism

Philosophy and Religion Studies

Radio, Television and Film

Speech and Hearing Sciences

Social Sciences

Economics

Geography

History

Philosophy and Religion Studies

Political Science

Psychology

Science and Technology

Biological Sciences

Chemistry

Computer Science

Engineering Technology

Geography

Mathematics

Materials Science

Physics

Academic Advising

Information about academic matters is available from various sources within the College of Arts and Sciences. For students who have selected their major, advising is available in the major department. For other students, including undecided majors, freshmen and transfer students, academic advising is available throughout the year in the College of Arts and Sciences Student Advising Office, Room 313, General Academic Building. Advisers in the office assist students in the selection of courses and answer questions about selecting a major, degree plans, application of transfer credit, and general academic requirements, policies and procedures.

Degree Audit

Students should have a degree audit prepared in their academic dean's office at the beginning of their sophomore year. Transfer students who have chosen a major should have a degree audit made during their first semester at UNT.

Students should take a complete evaluated transcript of all college work to their faculty advisers for conferences to fill out advisory sheets. After the advisory sheets have been signed by both the adviser and the department chair, students should bring all materials to the College of Arts and Sciences Student Advising Office, where official degree audits will be prepared. Graduation checks should be requested during the semester before graduation.

Programs of Study

The college offers the following undergraduate degrees:

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees must satisfy all general requirements for the bachelors degree listed in the Academics section of this catalog, and all requirements of the arts and sciences core curriculum as listed below. Candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree must satisfy all requirements for the bachelor's degree listed in the Academics section of this catalog.

Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts must meet the following requirements.

1. Hours Required for the Degree: Completion of a minimum of 128 total semester hours; 42 must be advanced.

2. General University Requirements: See "General Degree Requirements " in the Academics section of this catalog.

3. College of Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum: See "Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum " in the College of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog for specific core requirements and list of approved courses. See specific degree plan for exact hours.

4. Major Requirements: A major of at least 24 semester hours; 12 hours of advanced work in the major must be completed at UNT.

5. Minor: A minor is a least 18 hours, of which a minimum of 6 hours must be advanced, from a field outside the major. Minors are chosen with faculty advisers for selected majors. For some majors the minor is specified, but for most majors a minor field is optional. Consult major requirements.

6. Electives: See individual major.

7. Other Course Requirements: See individual major.

8. Other Requirements: Completion of all other requirements for a major and a minor as specified by the respective departments.

DRED (Traffic Safety) courses may not be used to satisfy any portion of a degree in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree must meet the following requirements.

1. Hours Required for the Degree: Completion of a minimum of 128-138 total semester hours; 42 must be advanced.

2. General University Requirements: See "General Degree Requirements " in the Academics section of this catalog.

3. Major Requirements: Available majors are dance; musical theatre with concentrations in dancing, acting or singing; and theatre arts with concentrations in acting or design/technology. See the Department of Dance and Theatre Arts for specific requirements.

DRED (Traffic Safety) courses may not be used to satisfy any portion of a degree in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science must meet the following requirements.

1. Hours Required for the Degree: Completion of a minimum of 128 total semester hours; 42 must be advanced.

2. General University Requirements: See "General Degree Requirements " in the Academics section of this catalog.

3. College of Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum: See "Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum " in this section of this catalog for specific core requirements and list of approved courses. See specific degree plan for exact hours.

4. Major Requirements: A major of at least 24 semester hours; 12 hours of advanced work in the major must be completed at UNT.

5. Minor: A minor is at least 18 hours, of which a minimum of 6 hours must be advanced, from a field outside the major. Minors are chosen with faculty advisers for selected majors. For some majors the minor is specified, but for most majors a minor field is optional. Consult major requirements.

6. Electives: See individual major.

7. Other Course Requirements: See individual major.

8. Other Requirements: Completion of all other requirements for a major and a minor as specified by the respective departments.

DRED (Traffic Safety) courses may not be used to satisfy any portion of a degree in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Core Curriculum

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete the University Core and the Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum shown below. Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree may have other options for the foreign language requirement. Candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree must satisfy the requirements of the University Core Curriculum. Students should see the departmental advisor for their major for more information.

University Core Curriculum

1. English Composition and Rhetoric (6 hours): Composition I: ENGL 1310 or 1313. Composition II: ENGL 1320 or 1323 or 2700 (ENGL 2700 is required for some majors.)

2. Mathematics (3 hours): College level algebra or higher (some majors require specific and/or additional mathematics courses.)

3. Natural Sciences (8 hours): two courses with laboratories from the Natural and Life Science and/or the Physical Sciences (some majors require specific and/or additional laboratory science courses.)

4. Visual and Performing Arts (3 hours): See approved list in the Academics section of this catalog.

5. Humanities (3 hours): One course from: ENGL 2210, 2220, PHIL 1050, 1400, 2050, 2310, 2330 or 2500.

6. United States History (6 hours): HIST 2610-2620 or 6 advanced hours of American history (3 hours of Texas history may substitute for 3 hours of American history).

7. American Government (6 hours): PSCI 1040-1050. NOTE: Students transferring credit for either of these courses from another college or university should consult their adviser for UNT equivalencies.

8. Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 hours): See approved list in the Academics section of this catalog.

9. Wellness (3 hours): DANC 1100, PHED 1000, PSYC 2580 or SMHM 1450.

10. Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies (3 hours): See approved list in the Academics section of this catalog.

11. Communication (3 hours): See approved list in the Academics section of this catalog.

DRED (Traffic Safety) courses may not be used to satisfy any portion of a degree in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum

1. Mathematics (3 hours, also satisfies the University Core): MATH 1400, 1190, 1680, 1650 or 1710 (Students must follow prerequisites as listed in the current UNT catalog and must take the Mathematics Department placement exam prior to enrolling in their first college math course).

2. Laboratory Science (4 hours, in addition to the University Core): One course from the Natural and Life Sciences or the Physical Sciences (some majors require specific and/or additional laboratory science courses; see your departmental adviser for more information). NOTE: The College of Arts and Sciences requires students to complete a total of 12 hours of laboratory science (including the 8 hours in the University core) with at least one course in the Natural and Life Sciences and at least one course in the Physical Sciences, as listed below:

3. Oral/Advanced Written Communication (3 hours, also satisfies the University Core): COMM 1010, 1440*, 2020, 2040, 2060, JOUR 2310 or SPHS 1020**. (Some majors require a specific course.)

* For Honors students only

**For international students only

4. Literature (3 hours in addition to the University Core): ENGL 2210, 2211*, 2220, 2221*, 2352*, 2362**, or any 3000/4000-level English literature.

* For Honors students only

** For international students only

5. Foreign Language (3-14 hours or proficiency): Must attain Intermediate II (2050) level (prerequisite for 2050 course is 2040; prerequisite for 2040 course is 1020; prerequisite for 1020 course is 1010). Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree should consult their adviser about core requirements.

Major and Minor

For requirements in the major and minor, students should consult "General University Requirements" in the Academics section, and department or division sections.

Other Requirements

Elective hours as needed at either the lower level or advanced level to meet the minimum of 128 semester hours for graduation, including the 42 advanced. Electives should be chosen in consultation with an adviser.

DRED (Traffic Safety) courses may not be used to satisfy any portion of a degree in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Academic Core Programs

Main Departmental Office

General Academic Building, 309A

P.O. Box 305189

Denton, TX 76203-5189

(940) 565-3305

Fax: (940) 369-7370

Gloria C. Cox, Director

Introduction

The office of Academic Core Programs offers three special programs that are designed to enrich a student's academic work at UNT: the University Honors Program, National Student Exchange and the Great Books Program.

The University Honors Program provides to academically talented and highly motivated students an opportunity to build a sound educational foundation through an enriched academic environment of honors courses and events beyond the classroom. Honors courses are offered in small classes taught by experienced professors.

Through National Student Exchange (NSE), students have the opportunity for exchange to any of approximately 170 other colleges and universities throughout the nation. Any undergraduate student who has completed at least one semester at UNT and has a GPA of a least 2.5 is eligible to apply for an exchange.

The Great Books Program offers students an opportunity to become broadly educated by reading some of the world's finest writings. In this two-semester program, students enroll for 9 hours per semester in
English, history and philosophy. Students spend class time discussing their readings under the tutelage of professors from each of the three departments.

University Honors Program

Gloria C. Cox, Director

Introduction

The University Honors Program is committed to the enrichment of the undergraduate college experience for highly talented and motivated students. Honors students become part of a community of scholars, pursuing intellectual growth in opportunities both within and beyond the classroom. The result is an excellent educational and intellectual foundation which is the basis for a lifetime of learning. Eligible undergraduate students in any major may participate in the University Honors Program.

Membership in the University Honors Program benefits a student's academic life in many ways. Since enrollment in honors classes is limited, students have the opportunity to meet and talk with other students as well as with their professor. All honors courses and honors sections of regular courses are designated on student transcripts to serve as a permanent record of participation in the honors program. Upon completion of the program, students receive a medallion bearing the university seal to wear at commencement exercise. Activities such as brown bag lunch discussions, lunches with honors professors, special guest lecturers, and other presentations provide enrichment outside of the classroom as well. Honors students may also choose to live in honors housing or to work on the editorial staff of their own literary magazine, Process, which is published annually.

Admission to the University Honors Program is by application. Several factors are weighed in admitting new college students to the program, including scores on standardized tests (minimum SAT I 1150, ACT 27), high school rank-in-class, GPA and transcript. Evidence of special talents, such as writing or music, also may be considered. Continuing UNT students or transfer students may enter the University Honors Program upon application and proof of a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.25 on minimum of 15 semester credit hours of college work.

The Honors Curriculum

All honors courses are offered in small sections to foster student involvement and classroom discussion, and every honors course is taught by a university professor with a strong commitment to undergraduate education. Honors students at UNT appreciate the opportunity to meet and study with distinguished scholars in disciplines across the university while still pursuing a major in the department of their choice.

The University Honors Program maximizes flexibility by permitting honors students to select from a variety of honors offerings each semester while still enjoying the freedom to take regular non-honors courses whenever they wish. Most honors courses meet university core requirements, which all students must satisfy to receive the baccalaureate degree. Honors courses of three types are offered: special honors sections of regular courses; specially-designed courses available only to honors students; and interdisciplinary seminars offered under the honors prefix.

New freshmen are strongly encouraged to enroll in HNRS 1000, Honors Freshman Seminar (1 hour), offered each fall semester. This weekly seminar provides an orientation to the college experience and a foundation for future learning through its exploration of the western intellectual tradition.

Honors students are expected to maintain a 3.00 cumulative GPA in all enrolled courses to remain in good standing. To graduate with honors recognition, a student must complete 24 hours of honors courses including either the Honors Capstone Seminar (HNRS 4000) or the Honors Capstone Thesis (HNRS 4500).

Honors Courses that Meet University Requirements

1. English Composition and Rhetoric (6 hours): Composition I: ENGL 1311, 3 hours. Composition II: ENGL 1321, 3 hours.

2. Mathematics (3 hours): MATH 1710 (special section), 4 hours; MATH 1720 (special section), 3 hours.

3. Natural Sciences (8 hours): BIOL 1711/1730 (special section), 4 hours; BIOL 1722/1740 (special section), 4 hours; CHEM 1412/1430, 4 hours; CHEM 1422/1440, 4 hours; PHYS 1050/1051 (special section), 4 hours; PHYS 1312/1332, 4 hours.

4. Visual and Performing Arts (3 hours): ART 1301, 3 hours; MUMH 1600 (special section), 3 hours; THEA 1340 (special section), 3 hours.

5. Humanities (3 hours): ENGL 2211, 3 hours; ENGL 2221, 3 hours.

6. United States History (6 hours): HIST 2675, 3 hours; HIST 2685, 3 hours.

7. American Government (6 hours): PSCI 1041, 3 hours; PSCI 1051, 3 hours, PSCI 1085, 3 hours.

8. Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 hours): ECON 1110 (special section), 3 hours; SOCI 1520 (special section), 3 hours.

9. Wellness (3 hours): No honors courses available.

10. Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies (3 hours): HIST 1075, 3 hours; HIST 1085, 3 hours; HNRS 4000 (pending approval), 3 hours; MUET 3020 (special section), 3 hours; PHIL 2070 (special section), 3 hours; PSCI 3810 (special section), 3 hours; SOCI 2010 (special section), 3 hours.

11. Communication (3 hours): COMM 1440, 3 hours.

Courses of Instruction

All Courses of Instruction are located in one section at the back of this catalog.

Course and Subject Guide

The "Course and Subject Guide," found in the Courses of Instruction section of this book, serves as a table of contents and provides quick access to subject areas and prefixes.

National Student Exchange

Gloria Cox, Campus Coordinator

An undergraduate student at the University of North Texas may apply to spend a semester or a year on exchange at one of more than 170 colleges and universities that are members of the National Student Exchange, a consortium that provides for students within the United States what study abroad programs offer on an international scale. Through NSE a student can travel and live in another part of the nation, take courses that are not offered at UNT, assess an out-of-state institution for graduate study, and enjoy a part of the United States that is quite different from Texas.

UNT's membership in the National Student Exchange makes it possible for a UNT student to attend another NSE member institution at the same cost as attending UNT or at the in-state tuition rate of the other university. The student remains enrolled at UNT, with all the advantages of continuous enrollment. Through NSE coordinators on the two campuses, the tasks of advising, registering for classes and housing can be worked out to provide the student with a smooth exchange experience. UNT students may apply for financial aid on our campus for the semester(s) they will be on exchange.

Students must be enrolled full time at UNT for two semesters prior to exchange including the semester in which they apply and must have a minimum cumulative UNT GPA of at least 2.5 at the time of application and when the exchange actually takes place. All aspects of the application process must be completed by March 1 prior to the academic year in which the student wishes to go on exchange. Since exchanges are limited, an exchange through NSE is a privilege for which the student must be selected.

Students who are interested in learning more about an exchange through NSE should contact the campus coordinator to learn the procedures of applying and qualifying. Interested students should stop by the Academic Core Programs office (GAB 309A) to pick up a copy of the NSE Directory, which explains how the program works and provides detailed information about every institution that participates in NSE.

Great Books Program

The Great Books Program is an interdisciplinary exploration of some of the great books of history, philosophy and literature. In the fall semester, students enroll for 9 semester credit hours in ENGL 4130, HIST 4130 and PHIL 4130. In the spring semester, students enroll for an additional 9 semester credit hours in ENGL 4140, HIST 4140 and PHIL 4140.

The goals of the program are to acquaint the student with approximately 80 classics of Western thought; to guide the student in a discussion of the themes, issues and arguments found within these books; and to encourage the student to apply the conclusions learned to contemporary situations of life and thought.

Interdisciplinary Majors

Social Science

An integrated major in social science for the Bachelor of Arts degree requires 48 semester hours in the social sciences, 24 of which must be advanced and must include 18 hours in one field chosen from anthropology, economics, geography (regional science only), history, philosophy, political science, psychology, social work and sociology, plus 30 hours in at least two other of these fields. No minor is required with this major.

Bachelor of Arts Major in Social Science

Degree Requirements

1. Hours required and general requirements: students must complete a minimum of 128 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfill all degree requirements for the Bachelor's degree as specified in the General University Degree requirements and College of Arts and Sciences requirements.

2. Major requirements: an integrated major in social science for the Bachelor of Arts degree requires 48 semester hours in the social sciences, 24 of which must be advanced and must include 18 hours in one field chosen from anthropology, economics, geography (regional science only), history, philosophy, political science, psychology, social work and sociology, plus 30 hours in at least two other of these fields.

3. Electives: See four-year plans.

DRED (Traffic Safety) courses may not be used to satisfy any portion of a degree in the College of Arts and Sciences.

For more information concerning this major, contact an academic counselor in the Office of Student Advising, College of Arts and Sciences.

Teacher Certification

Students who expect to teach social studies in secondary schools must earn a major and degree in their academic discipline and complete required courses in secondary education. Students must apply for the teacher education program in the College of Education in Matthews Hall 105, and meet all course, GPA and state requirements for certification.

Social Studies Teaching Field Option 4 (48 hour minimum). Social sciences courses: HIST 1050, 1060, 2610, 2620; 6 hours advanced U.S. history; 6 hours advanced from the European history group and/or the African/Asian/Latin American history group; PSCI 1040, 1050; 6 hours advanced political science; 6 hours advanced economics; and 6 hours advanced geography (regional science only).

Bachelor of Arts Major in General Studies

Degree Requirements

1. Hours required and general requirements: students must complete a minimum of 128 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfill all degree requirements for the Bachelor's degree as specified in the General University Degree requirements and College of Arts and Sciences requirements.

2. Major requirements: The general studies major of 36 advanced hours, comprising 12 advanced hours in each of three fields, is subject to the following limitations.

a. At least one field must be chosen from among those offered in the College of Arts and Sciences.

b. If more than one field is chosen from outside the College of Arts and Sciences, both may not be selected from the same school or college.

c. No more than one field may be selected from a single department within the College of Arts and Sciences.

d. A 2.5 grade point average is required on all courses attempted in the major.

e. No more than 24 hours in one field may count toward the degree.

DRED (Traffic Safety) courses may not be used to satisfy any portion of a degree in the College of Arts and Sciences.

For more information concerning this major, including how previously earned college credit will apply toward the degree, contact an academic counselor in the Office of Student Advising, College of Arts and Sciences.

Teacher Certification

Students who expect to teach composite science in secondary schools must earn a major and degree in their academic discipline and complete required courses in secondary education. Students must apply for the teacher education program in the College of Education in Matthews Hall 105, and meet all course, GPA and state requirements for certification.

Science Composite Teaching Field Option 4 (52 hours minimum). Science courses: BIOL 1710/1730, 1720/1740; CHEM 1410/1430, 1420/1440; GEOL 1610; GEOG 1710; PHYS 1410/1430, 1420/1440; the remaining hours must be approved in advance by a College of Arts and Sciences academic counselor and include: 24 hours in one field (biology, chemistry or physics) including 12 advanced, 12 advanced hours in a second field (biology, chemistry, geology or physics).

Option 1 Single Teaching Field in Life/Earth Science (44 hours). Science courses: BIOL 1710/1730 or 1711/1730, 1720/1740 or 1722/1740, 2040, 3550/3560, 4420; 4000 or 4050; GEOL 1610, 3020; GEOG 1710, 3350, 4240; plus 3 advanced hours of geology or geography.

Option 2 First Teaching Field in Life/Earth Science (44 hours). Science courses: BIOL 1710/1730 or 1711/1730, 1720/1740 or 1722/1740, 2040, 3550/3560, 4420; 4000 or 4050; GEOL 1610, 3020; GEOG 1710, 3350, 4240; plus 3 advanced hours of geology or geography.

Option 2 Second Teaching Field in Life/Earth Science (29 hours). Science courses: BIOL 1710/1730, 1720/1740, 3350/3360; GEOL 1610; GEOG 1710, 3350; plus 6 hours from GEOG 4240, 4250; GEOL 4650, 4850.

Interdisciplinary Minors

African-American Studies

A minor in African-American studies requires 18 hours, including HIST 4440, 4450 and 4580, plus three of the following courses chosen in consultation with an adviser in the Department of History and representing at least two different departments: AGER 4560, ANTH 2360, ANTH 4030, CJUS 3700, CJUS 4870, COMM 4260, HIST 4590, HIST 4830, HIST 4930, JOUR 4250, MUET 3030, MUJS 4470, PSCI 3100 (when topic relates to African-American studies), PSCI 4200, SLIS 4685, or SOCI 2010.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

A minor in alternative dispute resolution requires a total of 21 hours, including 9 advanced, and consists of AECO 2120, 4120, 4420 and COMM 2025, plus three courses from the following list chosen in consultation with an adviser in the Institute of Applied Economics and representing at least two different academic departments: AECO 4020, BLAW 3430, CJUS 3210, MGMT 3870 or PSYC 3640.

Students interested in this minor should contact Dr. William L. McKee, Institute of Applied Economics, Wooten Hall.

Asian Studies

Various courses are offered in the areas of anthropology, art, history, geography, philosophy and political science to complete a minor in Asian studies. Students interested in this minor should contact Dr. Harold Tanner, Department of History, Wooten Hall.

International Studies

A minor in international studies requires 18 hours, including at least 6 advanced hours chosen from a multidisciplinary list of courses available in the Department of Political Science.

Peace Studies

Students wishing to obtain a minor in peace studies must complete a minimum of 18 hours (6 advanced), including PSCI 3500 (Introduction to Peace Studies) plus at least one course from each of these three areas: determinants of violence (PSCI 4640, or, when topic is appropriate, ANTH 4600, 4610, HIST 4260, PSCI 3100, 4700 or 4820), conflict management (AECO 2120, 4120, COMM 2025, or, when topic is appropriate, PSCI 4820 or HIST 4260), and issues of justice (ANTH 2035, 4050, ECON 3150, HIST 3150, 4440, 4450, 4780, PSCI 4210, 4520, 4620, 4630, 4800, 4810, SOCI 3300, 4160, 4540, or, when topic is appropriate, HIST 4260, PSCI 3100, 4490 or 4820). Any of the following courses may also be taken to fulfill the remaining six hours: AECO 4420, 4820, HIST 4070, 4260, 4350, 4650, 4660, PSCI 3810 or SOCI 4750. Practicums and special problems courses may also apply if approved by the Director of Peace Studies. Interested students should contact Steve Poe, Department of Political Science, Wooten Hall, (940) 565-2276.

Religion Studies

A minor in religion studies consists of 18 semester hours from the departments of philosophy and religion studies, anthropology, history or English. Twelve hours must be selected from an approved list of courses, including at least one course in western religion and one course in eastern or comparative religion. The additional 6 hours are to be selected with and approved by the religion studies adviser.

Social Science

A minor in social science requires 6 hours in one department and 12 hours in another department, including 6 advanced hours. Courses may be chosen from the following areas: anthropology, economics, geography (regional science only), history, philosophy, political science, psychology and sociology.

Women's Studies

A minor in women's studies may be earned for the bachelor's degree by successfully completing WMST 2100 (Women and Society: An Introduction to Women's Studies), WMST 4100 (Varieties of Feminist Thought), and four additional courses listed for women's studies credit. These courses include, but are not limited to, the following: AGER 4700 (Women in Later Life), ANTH 2045 (Women in Culture), COMM 4220 (Gender and Communication), CJUS 2600 (Diversity Issues in Criminal Justice), ECON 3150 (Economics of Discrimination), ECON 4600 (Economic Development), HIST 4460 (Women in United States History), HLTH 2200 (Family Life and Human Sexuality), PSCI 2100 (Women and Politics), PSYC 3490 (Psychological Dynamics of Women), SOCI 2010 (Race, Class, Gender and Ethnicity), SOCI 3000 (Sociology of Marriage and Family), SOCI 4250 (Sex Roles: Male and Female in Contemporary Society) and SOCI 4450 (The Family in Later Life). Academic departments throughout the university offer additional women's studies courses every semester.

More than 30 faculty members regularly teach courses examining women's roles, activities, and experiences throughout history and across cultures. These courses expand understanding of gender differences, cultural diversity, and social changes, while strengthening critical thinking and communication skills. Teaching areas of the faculty currently include anthropology; applied gerontology; art history; communication studies; criminal justice; economics; English; foreign languages and literatures; history; journalism; music; philosophy; political science; psychology; radio, television and film; religion studies; and sociology. The faculty of women's studies regularly presents colloquia and lectures concerning their research and current issues in women's studies.

Students interested in this minor should contact the Director of Women's Studies, General Academic Building 302, P. O. Box 305189, Denton, TX 76203-5189; (940) 565-2098.

Preprofessional Programs

Health-Related Preprofessional Programs

College of Arts and Sciences

Office of Student Advising

Health Professions Advising

General Academic Building, 313

(940) 565-2051

e-mail: robinh@unt.edu

Robin Henry, Health Professions Counselor

Premedicine and Pre-Dentistry

The Health Professions Counselor assists all students in meeting entrance requirements, completing the application process, and acquiring required recommendations for admission to a professional school. Students who wish to apply to a professional school should attend an orientation session when they enter the university and the informational seminars conducted by the Pre-Professional Advisory Committee. Students in their junior year should attend the application seminars, starting in February. Exact date, times, and location are posted in Room 313 of the General Academic Building.

The recommended course of study is a bachelor's degree in a field of interest to the student. Courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics are necessary for admission to medical or dental school.

During the spring semester before application to medical or dental school, the student should take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) or the Dental Aptitude Test (DAT) and should begin an application file with the Health Professions Counselor in the General Academic Building, Room 313. The application process usually takes place during the spring semester of the junior year and includes an interview with the Pre-Professional Advisory Committee.

Early Admission

Students seeking early admission into medical or dental school should consult the chair of the Preprofessional Advisory Committee for information on the use of credits earned in basic sciences during the first year of medical or dental school toward a bachelors degree form UNT.

Seven-Year Dual Degree Program

A seven-year dual degree program is offered jointly by the University of North Texas and the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (UNTHSC-FW). Students in bachelor's degree programs in biology, chemistry or biochemistry may apply for this program. Students should initiate their application at TCOM. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Office of Medical Student Admissions at (800) 535-TCOM or the Health Professions Counselor, General Academic Building, Room 313.

Health-related Professional Programs

UNT offers all of the university requirements for admission to allied and other health-related professional programs including: chiropractic, dental hygiene, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, and others.

Students interested in the above fields should consult with the Health Professions Counselor, General Academic Building, Room 313. The counselor can assist in selecting a program of study to meet the entrance requirements for the various programs in and out of Texas.

Two-Year Program for Engineering Students

Although UNT has no school of engineering, students may complete two years of an engineering curriculum. Students should plan their UNT program to coincide with the requirements of the selected engineering school.

Students who wish to pursue a pre-engineering program should consult with the pre-engineering adviser in the Department of Engineering Technology.

Pre-Theology and Pre-Seminary Studies

UNT offers programs specifically designed for students intending to pursue post-baccalaureate work in seminaries or divinity schools. Students wishing to pursue such studies should consult with the chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies.

Other Preprofessional Programs

These should be planned to coincide with requirements of the professional school selected after consultation with the Office of Student Advising in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Major in Social Science

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Students are responsible for meeting all course prerequisites. *See the University Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options. **See Arts and Sciences Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

BA with a Major in Social Science

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS

ENGL 1310 College Writing I* 3

LANG 2040, Foreign Language (intermediate)** 3

MATH (Above College Algebra, except 2090)** 3

Social and Behavioral Science* 3

HIST 2610, United States History to 1865* 3

Total 15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS

PSCI 1040, American Government* 3

Humanities* 3

Physical Science** 4

Social Science 3

Elective 3

Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

Laboratory Science** 4

Social Science 3

Social Science (advanced) 3

Elective (advanced) 3

Elective (advanced) 3

Total 16

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

Social Science (advanced) 3

Social Science (advanced) 3

Social Science (advanced) 3

Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies* 3

Elective 3

Elective (advanced) 3

Total 18

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ENGL 1320, College Writing II* 3

LANG 2050*, Foreign Language (intermediate)** 3

HIST 2620, United States History Since 1865* 3

Natural Sciences** 4

Communication** 3

Total 16

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS

PSCI 1050, American Government* 3

Elective 3

Visual and Performing Arts* 3

Social Science 3

Literature** 3

Total 15

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

Elective (advanced) 3

Elective (advanced) 3

Social Science (advanced) 3

Social Science 3

Elective 2

Total 14

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

Elective (advanced) 3

Elective 3

Social Science (advanced) 3

Social Science (advanced) 3

Social Science (advanced) 3

Wellness* 3

Total 18

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester. Some courses may require prerequisites not listed. Additional requirements for the Social Science (SOCS) major are outlined in the College of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog under "Interdisciplinary Majors." Contact the SOSC adviser in the Arts and Sciences Office of Student Advising, Room 313, General Academic Building.

General Studies

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Students are responsible for meeting all course prerequisites.
*See the University Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options. **See Arts and Sciences Core requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

BA with a Major in General Studies

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS

ENGL 1310, College Writing I* 3

HIST 2610, United States History to 1865* 3

LANG 2040, Foreign Language (intermediate)** 3

MATH (Above College Algebra, except 2090)** 3

Social and Behavioral Science* 3

Total 15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS

PSCI 1040, American Government* 3

Elective 3

Elective 3

Humanities* 3

Physical Science** 4

Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

First Field (advanced) 3

First Field (advanced) 3

Second Field (advanced) 3

Second Field (advanced) 3

Laboratory Science** 4

Total 16

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

Third Field (advanced) 3

Third Field (advanced) 3

Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies* 3

Elective (advanced) 3

Elective 3

Elective 3

Total 18

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ENGL 1320, College Writing II* 3

HIST 2620, United States History Since 1865* 3

LANG 2050, Foreign Language (intermediate)** 3

Communication** 3

Natural Sciences** 4

Total 16

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS

PSCI 1050, American Government* 3

Elective 3

Elective 3

Literature** 3

Visual and Performing Arts* 3

Total 15

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

First Field (advanced) 3

First Field (advanced) 3

Second Field (advanced) 3

Second Field (advanced) 3

Elective 2

Total 14

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

Third Field (advanced) 3

Third Field (advanced) 3

Elective (advanced) 3

Elective 3

Elective 3

Wellness* 3

Total 18

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester. Some courses may require prerequisites not listed. Additional requirements for the General Studies (GNST) major are outlined in the College of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog under "Interdisciplinary Majors." Contact the GNST adviser in the College of Arts and Sciences Office of Student Advising, Room 313, General Academic Building.

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